FSI: Iraqi Dialect Orientation Course (3 CDs/Book)

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Iraqi Dialect Orientation Course
Level 1

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Arabic the proven way -- just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have successfully used our courses to learn Arabic entirely on their own -- in as little as 25 minutes a day. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Arabic using this proven audio/text method.

The Arabic language encompasses numerous dialects. Iraqi Arabic differs from Modern Standard Arabic in the pronunciation of certain consonants, vowels, vowel-consonant combinations, and the placement of stresses in some words. This course is designed for you to be quickly oriented in the Iraqi dialect as it is used in common situations. Please Note: This program is intended for those who have already acquired a rudimentary knowledge of Arabic.

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 3.5 hours of audio, 11 lessons (units)
* 117-page text
* Romanized text of Arabic
* Guide to pronunciation
* Question words and negation
* Greetings and giving information
* Courtesy phrases and expressions
* Numbers and time expressions
* The weather
* Giving and receiving directions

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Arabic is spoken by over 250 million people in the Middle East, across northern Africa, and in much of southwestern Asia. While Modern Arabic is written the same everywhere, many regional spoken dialects have developed, some of which diverge so widely that they might be considered separate languages. Nonetheless, speakers from different parts of the Arab world can often understand each other, particularly if they come from similar educational or cultural backgrounds.

Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* FSI: Reading Modern Written Arabic (Level 1)
* FSI: Reading Modern Written Arabic (Level 2)
* FSI: Saudi Arabic Basic Course (Level 1)
* FSI: Levantine Arabic Pronunciation (Level 1)