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  1. Here are the links to the Arabic Introductory (first two CDs of the Beginner course) Beginner and Advanced versions.

    Here are the links to the Spanish Introductory, Beginner and Advanced versions.
  2. The software is audio based and is available via CD (although you can very easily make MP3s). The instructor provides some grammar instruction and other tips along the way, but the focus is really on dialogue. Essentially the instructor will say something like "how do you say: "I am working tomorrow"? You would then reply in your target language. For example , in Dutch I would pause the CD and say "Ik werk von morgen". You then play the CD and one of the students replies. The instructor then provides feedback and repeats the phrase in the target language. It's quite simple, but very effective. I have learned a lot about Dutch vocabulary and grammar. The only disadvantage is that the instructor doesn't always go back to review vocabulary and grammar previously learned. Otherwise, it's great.
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Atlanta, GA
Attorney and JAG Reservist


JD, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
BA, Thomas Edison State College
AAS, Community College of the Air Force


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