Bound books, lavishly illustrated, containing lessons and exercises recorded on cassettes and CDs Arabic with ease Dutch with ease New. Assimil Arabic with Ease Superpack – CDs + MP3 Disk words in the average Assimil method, and with an even greater number of colloquial, grammatical. Assimil Arabic with Ease Book Part 1 This book aims to take users from scratch to having a solid base in Arabic within six months, and to feel comfortable with.

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It all started with a course for French speakers who wanted to learn English. Since the beginning, the course has been accompanied by audio recordings. The first edition has since become known for its humorous and sometimes silly jokes and illustrations. Assimil continues to publish new language courses to this day.

Assimil Arabic With Ease

Assimil has an intuitive approach, where you primarily learn through passive consumption of the language. You read and listen, but grammar explanations and exercises, although present, are kept at a minimum.

Many language students, multilinguals and polyglots can testify to the veracity of this theory. So although it not being strictly proven, a lot of things point to the Assimil approach as being the right way to go.

An Assimil guide starts out simple: In the beginning you read short dialogues formed by primarily high frequency words, or, the words that are most commonly used in the language. You read the dialogue on the left page, while listening to the audio recording. In the Arabic version, the words are spelled out with the Arabic script, as well as in romanization. The Arabic Assimil has 77 lessons. The course description proposes that you read and listen through one lesson per day until you finish half of the book, then go back to lesson one and start reading it without looking at the translation, actively trying to figure out the meaning, only looking at the facing page for eventual support.

In reality, you need to do much more. I propose that you read seven lessons per day, instead of just one. I also propose that you once in a while read through all the past lessons that you have done when you have a moment to spare, and that you listen to the audio agabic as often as possible, both in the background while doing other thing and actively. Wigh has the added difficulty of the script which Assimil handles by gradually introducing a new letter here and there.

I think that this gradual approach works wonders for learning wit to read the Arabic script, but I suggest that you, in addition to the other activities you do with Assimil also try and write out the new lesson that you add each day. This will help you, not only in learning the script, but also in reviewing new vocabulary in another way than reading and listening.


In my opinion, criticizing Assimil witn teaching the wrong vocabulary, is like assuming that learning stops after Assimil.

I guarantee that this is not the case. You need it all, so the dialogues may as well be entertaining. Assimil is different from other language courses in that it focuses on eaae learning, rather than single-word vocabulary and dedicated grammar study.

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This is essential for the distinction between learning a language and assimilating it. Think about your native language — would you be able to explain the grammar to someone learning the language? Assimilation, in fact, is the only way to learn a language. Grammar study is learning about the language. Which words go together, and in what form. The idea is, that rather than seeing each word as one learning object, you see chunks of the language as an object instead, which means that you get a sense for the relationship between words and the combination of them rather than just knowing a lot of words.

Assimil Arabic Review – My honest opinion – My Love of Mornings

The main point of critique is the audio recordings in Arabic. Above all, the voices need to be pleasant to listen to. This choice is no doubt made to illustrate the use of singular, but it is done by formatting the asximil greeting that everybody uses into something else.

Part of it is due to the Arabic language being highly rational. It makes sense to explain some of the inner workings of Arabic, for it is really quite complicated structurally. The Assimil approach is all about learning from context, so I take the grammar notes with a grain of salt, and I advice you to do the same.

Read them, by all means. Step-by-step method for studying with Assimil. Do you already use Assimil? Let me know by leaving me a comment below! I read all your posts. I am a language obsessed archeologist: I hope to continue with Assimil wiith try Spanish and Chinese. I read Arabic version of it once in a while. I found the PDF free on google.

It sounds like asssimil have tons in common! And archeology is an amazing field. Do you work specifically with ancient Egypt, or is it just a side interest? I love the Stranger. It must be my favorite book, and I read it in English, Arabic and French too.


Have you used Assimil for Arabic also? I found this Assimil textbook for studying Egyptian grammar in french language. I loved the method of Assimil. Can you imagine, Assimil separately sells the CD with audio of the Egyptian texts. My previous experience with the semitic languages helped me much while arbaic egyptian. Assimil method is awesome. I learnt french just to be able to benefit more from the french editions of the Assimil and I think I will use only Assimil books from now on while learning new languages.

I have the pdf versions of the Assimil Arabic. Its good for learning assimll FusHa. They say Kullu Tamam series are good to learn Egyptian arabic which is said to be easily understood thru the arab world. I sadly did not know about Assimil series then. Meanwhile, Egyptian hieroglyphs put a really strong spell on me and I cant spend a day or xrabic an hour without reading and awsimil hieroglyphic texts. By the way, reading your blog was a breath of fresh air!

Assimil is the name of a French company that has published languages courses since How the Assimil method works Assimil has an intuitive approach, where you primarily learn through passive consumption of the language. Click To Tweet You might say: How I use Assimil Arabic In reality, you need to do much more.

Is the vocabulary in Assimil Arabic useful? Assimilation is qssimil only way to learn a language. Another point that people criticize is the choice of words and vocabulary.

Repeat a couple of times. Read the notes and a grammar. Try finding examples of the explanations in the Arabic text. Write the Arabic text by hand, sounding out what you write. Look at the printed Arabic text as much as you must. Also do pick up the book and read through past lessons as often as you can. When you finish lesson 50, it is time eas start the Active wave.

Read the Arabic text, and listen to the recording without looking at the translation. Try and figure out what it means. Read through the text a second time, but in the version without the tashkeel vowel diacritic marks — try sounding out the words, and check with the sase version afterwards if you got the pronunciation right. Previous Post 5 reading strategies in language learning.

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