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Other CD-ROM Foreign Language Courses:

Out and About Series: Navigate around town in Athens, Beijing, Moscow or Bangkok.

Also available on CD:

Al-Mumtaaz (focuses on Modern Standard Arabic, but also introduces Levantine, Egyptian & Arabian dialects)

Khorosho - Introduction to Russian

C'Est Tres Facile: Survival French

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Basics of Iraqi Arabic

A new CD for those who need quick training in Iraqi Arabic

CD-ROM on Basics of Iraqi ArabicPrice: $60.00
Order number: AVA21241CDRM
Media type: CD-ROM

This CD can be launched in any Windows-based browser. Each lesson is presented in a 4-column table:

  1. A transliteration of the Arabic term(s)
  2. The English equivalent(s)
  3. An icon to play the audio clip of the Arabic pronunciation
  4. The text in Arabic script

Lessons include:

  • Greetings
  • Courtesy Conversations
  • Words and Phrases
  • Interrogative Words
  • Conciliatory Sentences
  • Verbs
  • Transportation
  • Numbers
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Days of the Week
  • Time Expressions
  • Colors Directions
  • Locations
  • Medical Phrases
  • Sanitation
  • Food
  • Telephone Conversation
  • Military and Security Terms
  • Security Check and Search Personal Belongings
  • House Search
  • Interrogation
  • Commands

System requirements: sound card, speakers, CD-ROM drive and web browser. The interface is programmed so that most computerized audio players, such as Windows MediaPlayer or RealAudio will function. Users who prefer to use an MP3 player can upload the ,mp3 files from the CD to their player.

Also available as an Audio CD set: This version has one audio CD suitable for playing in an audio CD player and one CD with the text booklet to printout.
Price: $100
Order Number: AVA21252CDRM
Media Type: CD-ROM

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