Item description for Egyptian Arabic Vocab Clinic by American University in Cairo Press...
These two new learner-centered software tools for learning Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) give you control of the process. Designed as a rich and flexible learning aid, each Vocab Clinic has an easy-to-use interface that enables you to rapidly build your comprehension, pronunciation, and use of MSA (the formal Arabic written and spoken throughout the contemporary Arab World) or ECA (the everyday spoken language of Egypt, also widely understood in other Arab countries). Perfect for any student of Modern Standard Arabic as a classroom companion or a stand-alone language tutor, each Vocab Clinic's 'smart' language-learning features include: * A digitized library of over 4,000 vocabulary items, expressions, and phrases * Over 30 vocabulary categories * Your choice of English, Arabic, or Arabic transliteration as the primary interface script * Ability to view all scripts simultaneously * CD-quality digital recordings of each word by a native speaker of Arabic, along with wave-form plots to provide visual and audio feedback * Controls that allow you to listen to audio recordings as many times as you need * Ability to record and compare your own pronunciation, repeating as often as needed until you get it right * Informative notes on each word or phrase that help you better understand the cultural and grammatical context * Ability to write, save, and print your own notes for each word * Printing capabilities that allow you to create fully customized vocabulary practice sheets * Regularly updated online resources to enhance your learning process Included in the package: * Vocab Clinic CD-ROM * Bonus booklet: Modern Standard Arabic: Background Information for Learners or Egyptian Arabic: Background Information for Learners * Quick reference pronunciation card * Access to extended online learning resources * Printable grammar guide and drill sheets * Installation instructions System requirements: Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, or XP; Pentium 233 or faster processor, 32 MB RAM; 30 MB hard disk space available; 800 x 600 display; 16 bit color; 4x CD drive or higher; sound card; printer and microphone optional.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date May 20, 2005
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774249100 ISBN13 9789774249105
Reviews - What do customers think about Egyptian Arabic Vocab Clinic?
Egyptian Arabic Vocab Clinic Dec 24, 2007
I am studying colloquial Egyptian Arabic now with private tutors In Cairo online. So far 95 percent of the words I have looked up on the Egyptian Arabic Vocab Clinic are not included. Arabic script cannot be used to specific searches either. I do not like the product so far.
Buyer Beware Oct 22, 2007
This product does not support all the operating systems that it puports. This is a copy of the email I recieved from the company. Hello,
Verb Clinic is not actually supported on Windows 98. We have had some reports of it working, but are not able to provide support for it, unfortunately.
-------------------- Nadine Mohamed Technical Support Kairos Information Technology Cairo, Egypt [...]
Tech support like that is not worth a hill of beans. If Verb Clinic will not install I am sure this product will not install so would not recommend this product as they are using their customers as beta-Testers.
A good way to start learning Arabic Oct 11, 2007
The program is excellent for learning pronunciation, good for grammar rules, but confusing with its written English version of Arabic grammar
A real help Feb 15, 2007
This was the third product I bought from AUC Press. Learning arabic on your own is a daunting task, but the help from the AUC MSA Vocab Clinic and Verb Clinic was immense, so when I needed to "get colloquial" it was natural to try Egyptian Arabic Vocab Clinic.
In short: "It's good!".
Apparently, Mac version is coming Aug 30, 2006
I have heard from a person I know inside the company that produced this that version 3.0 will be Mac OS X compatible, as well as Windows.
This is the best software I have used for Egyptian Arabic - it's not as big as some of the others, but it is easy to use and really works my pronunciation and vocab. It gives all kinds of options for building your own lists of words, and the audio recordings are nice and clear.