Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip to any Arabic speaking country. By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Arabic and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.
If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, earworms mbt® Rapid Arabic is the course for you.
EXCELLENT OVERALL TEACHING TECHNIQUE for non-book foreign language teaching. I also use others to learn Arabic - including Pimsleur + Rosetta Stone.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
The pronunciation is very poor. I'm an Arabic speaker and I bought this for my husband - but it is so poorly pronounced throughout that it incredibly misleading and unhelpful. The female 'teacher' clearly isn't a native Arabic speaker.
Would you try another book written by earworms Learning or narrated by Marlon Lodge?
Despite the promising title and a very real need to learn Arabic (OH's family are Arabic speakers), I was disappointed with this audio book. I think you'd need to be a natural linguist to pick up the language - and listening to it time after time will be as boring a hell!
What will your next listen be?
Much as I'd hoped this would be the solution to my Arabic dilemma, I wouldn't choose another ear worms audiobook unless I already had a genuine feel for the language
Would you be willing to try another one of Marlon Lodge’s performances?
I'd never say never, but the chances of me trying another audio book in this series are pretty low. Sorry.
What character would you cut from Rapid Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic)?
Don't know really - perhaps the flirty couple, which was a bit of a hackney'd device.
Would you consider the audio edition of Rapid Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) to be better than the print version?
I loved this audio book, the combination of repetition and music makes learning fun, also the two narrators make the book feel more like a language class rather than a bland audio book
Who was your favorite character and why?
Both narratirs were excellent, they speak very clearly and approach teaching in a way that makes it fun
Which character – as performed by Marlon Lodge – was your favourite?
I liked all of the excercises
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
it was all very good
Any additional comments?
I would reccommmend this book and series to other readers