Item description for Modern Standard 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: 7.5" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2005
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774249089 ISBN13 9789774249082
Reviews - What do customers think about Modern Standard Arabic Vocab Clinic?
Good vocab review for intermediate learners May 10, 2007
This is a nice tool for beginners and intermediate level learners of MSA, but if you've been studying for a while you will find this a bit frustrating. The 4000 words utilized are good, but they won't take you to the next level. The lists are good, but it would be nice to be able to make your own. A section of Arabic proverbs would be very useful as well, as knowing them makes a real difference when dealing with native speakers. I would pay $25 for this, but no more.
A simple tool - but a real help! Feb 15, 2007
Learning arabic on your own is a challenge. I chose to supplement the Kitaab fi tacallum al-arabiya series with MSA Vocab Clinic to get up to speed a little faster. It gives good pronounciation help, and the word lists makes bus rides a lot more fun...
Excellent software, but NOT an audio CD Aug 30, 2006
this site needs to fix its info for this product - it's not an audio CD. It's a great package of software that has helped me bulk up my vocabulary and get a better pronuncation in modern standard arabic. I learned arabic grammar a while back, but found that its hard to communicate without a growing base of vocabulary to use. THis program is helping me do that. Love the clear audio recordings!
A MUST-HAVE FOR ARABIC LEARNERS Jun 13, 2006
I have been studying Arabic here in Cairo for 3 years now and this software has been a tremendous help. Whenever I need to know the correct pronunciation of a word, I can simply click on it and hear an Egyptian say the word as many times as needed. It even lets me compare the way I say the word to the native speaker's pronunciation. This is an audio-dictionary for your computer, which is a must-have when learning a new language! There are several other functions that have been very useful as well - such as the study sheets, the grammar guide, the quiz tool, etc. If you are studying Modern Standard Arabic ("Fusha"), I know you will benefit from this software. There is another good MSA one called "Modern Standard Arabic Verb Clinic", by the same company, but I'm not sure is this site sells it. (There is also another one called "Egyptian Arabic Vocab Clinic" if you need to learn the spoken Arabic of Egypt.) - Richard (Julie's husband)