Watch to learn! See and hear how to speak your new language by watching video footage of native speakers, and learning from them. Conversations are spoken slowly so that beginning learners can understand everything. This language-learning method helps you build confidence on a computer before you test out your new speaking skills in the real world. Record yourself and listen to the playback to compare your pronunciation with the native speaker’s.
Play to learn with interactive games. Then take a comprehension quiz and see how you do in real-life social situations. A challenging recording quiz tests your pronunciation. You earn points for every game you play, and can earn bronze, silver and gold awards for your language achievements!
You can also learn on the go with a printable phrasebook. Practice your new language at school, on the plane…whenever you have a free moment!
Doing business with someone who doesn’t speak your language? Talk Business was designed specifically for people who need to learn a language for their career. Learn basic business vocabulary so you can concentrate on the important things and not waste time searching for the right words.
Will it work for you?
Do you already know a little bit about your new language? Talk Business is at its most effective if you have some experience in the language. For example, do you feel confident enough to start a simple conversation in your new language? If so, you are ready to move on to Talk Business. That being said, the phrases in Talk Business are spoken clearly and at a speed that’s easy to follow.
What will you learn?
Talk Business teaches you essential vocabulary for the workplace. It covers basics, such as, “What is your website address?” and “My computer crashed and I lost all my files.” Talk Business also teaches some more advanced topics, including exchange rates, product guarantees and marketing budgets. You will learn topics ranging from trading, marketing, advertising and communications to the Internet, e-commerce, finance, business travel, careers, negotiations and more.
WHY LEARN CLASSICAL ARABIC?
- Classical Arabic is a sacred language.
- Learn Classical Arabic to study Islam.
- Many Muslims recite their prayers in Classical Arabic.
Studying Classical Arabic
The modern Arabic language is spoken by about 230 million people worldwide and is the official language in 26 countries, including in Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirate and Yemen.
Classical Arabic is the form of the Arabic language that is used in literary texts based on the Medieval dialects of Arab tribes. Classical Arabic is mostly used for the purpose of studying the Qur’an, which is written in Classical Arabic. Muslims also recite prayers in Classical Arabic. For these reasons, Classical Arabic is considered by many to be a sacred language.
Here are some of the Classical Arabic words that you might use:
- kitâb (book)
- kitâbât (writings)
- maktabah (library)