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TRADITIONS

The Traditions Audio Series brings learning to life … your life, offering Modern Standard Arabic through a self paced audio program that immerses you in the mystique of Arab culture as you engage with the language itself. The dialog-centered approach integrates language function, pronunciation, and situation into gradually advancing lessons that carry learners from novice to an intermediate level proficiency. All of this, with authentic cultural content that is derived through the voices of local Arabs and the experience of American teachers of Arabic having lived for many years in a variety of Arab countries.

LEARNING ARABIC IS SO MUCH MORE

Learning Arabic is so much more than memorizing words and reciting verb conjugations. To learn, to be motivated to connect to others, requires a passion for culture and a respect for humanity. Traditions is a journey into the heart of Jordanian life and society. Traditions is also a story about identity and estrangement, love and conflict, ordinary life and deep passion. The dialogs are graded so that you will learn step by step, slowly acquiring new vocabulary and grammar as you progress.

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190

TOTAL AUDIO LESSONS

32

LESSONS PER SERIES

8

MINUTE LESSON LENGTH

5

COMPLETE SERIES

CORE VOCABULARY

Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

ORGANIC LEARNING

You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

CONTEXTUAL LESSONS

Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every dialouge is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

STEP-BY-STEP PROGRESSION

The dialogs are graded so that you will learn step by step, slowly acquiring new vocabulary and grammar as you progress. As you go through each of the series, your level of spoken Arabic increases to another degree.

THE TRADITIONS SERIES

Traditions is a journey into the heart of Jordanian life and society. Traditions is also a story about identity and estrangement, love and conflict, ordinary life and deep passion. These are the meanings that truly unlock a language and motivate its aspirants

Traditions 1 is the first of five mini-courses that teaches Arabic through the lens of a Jordanian family living in the 21st century. The dialogs are graded so that you will learn step by step, slowly acquiring new vocabulary and grammar as you progress. The thirty-two dialogs that make up this first mini-course follow Sam, a Jordanian-American as he returns to his native land of Jordan and rediscovers his roots. The Jordan he thought he knew keeps surprising him with new revelations.

Traditions 2 is for beginners who have moved beyond the novice level. The greetings and introductions you learned in Traditions 1 will help you move on to new language functions such as asking for advice or talking about feelings. The drama that surrounds Sam and Rania as the dialogs unfold provides a context that will help to contextualize and make memorable the vocabulary and structures you learn. Each dialog provides a cultural snapshot of Jordanian life through the triumphs and struggles of a moderately well-to-do family living in Amman, the capital city of Jordan.

Traditions III is the third part in a five part series introducing you to life in Jordan. The podcasts in this course span a wide range of topics, from the famous Eid celebration of Ramadan to eating out at a restaurant to a visit to the emergency room. The drama of Sam and Rania’ story weaves these topics and situations into a tapestry that uses the Arabic language itself to convey the subtleties and nuances of Arab culture. The vocabulary and grammar you will learn is useful in the day-to-day situations that arise when living in Jordan. By the end of Traditions III you will know the main issues that face most visitors to the Arab world.

Traditions IV is the fourth part in a five part series introducing you to life in Jordan. The drama of Sam and Rania’ story weaves new topics and situations into a tapestry that uses the Arabic language itself to convey the subtleties and nuances of Arab culture. The podcasts in this course span a wide range of topics, from travelling to the Middle-East, to teaching inside the classroom and to applying for an NGO.

Traditions V is the final  part in a five part series introducing you to the drama in life that takes place. The Arabic you learn in each podcast is tailored to a intermediate-low level. The drama that surrounds Sam and Rania as the dialogs unfold provides a context that will help to contextualize and make memorable the vocabulary and structures you learn. The vocabulary and grammar you will learn is useful in the critical situations that arise when living in Jordan. By the end of Traditions V you will know the main issues that face most Arabs. The next best thing is to go there yourself!

“These videos are, just simply put, excellent! I love the little additions in the videos that aren’t put in al-kitaab. They really make things so much easier to remember and understand. I can not say how grateful I am for these videos.”

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

SPEAK ARABIC

Always wanted to speak with local Arabs or understand Arabic fluently? This program will give you the ins-and-outs of what to say, when to say and how to say things in Arabic.

TRAVEL TO THE ARAB WORLD

Travelling to the Middle-East without the language can be a little scary. We’ll show you what to say and what to look out for when dealing with customs and norms in Arab society – especially within Jordanian society.

CONNECT WITH ARAB CULTURE

Anyone interested in the language, culture, and people of the Arab world who is willing to put in the time and energy needed to learn the language in a meaningful manner.

“Many programs unfortunately are grammar based and have teachers lacking qualifications for teaching Arabic as a Second/Foreign Language to North American ‘ajaamis/students, according to ACTFL standards; additionally most ‘un-trained’ teachers will teach according to how they learn, and Qasid is aware of the varying learning styles of students. With Qasid Online, I am actually using the language and progressing in the four language skills for different registers (MSA, and I am beginning to access some Classical based texts, and it is helping a little with ECA by understanding MSA) I am positive and excited because it meets my short and long term goals of being able to communicate with family, friends, and understand media, along with being able to study Classical Arabic sources.”

Ayesha Nicole, MSA201 Student

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

If you purchase Gold or Platinum access to the Traditions series, go through a good chunk of the material, give it an honest effort, and ultimately feel that it didn’t deliver solid educational value, let us know within 30 days, and we will refund you 100% of your payment.

GET STARTED WITH TRADITIONS

Click on one of the plans below to enroll into the Traditions Audio Series. Get access immediately after enrollment.

Silver

$49monthly

Gold

$39monthly

Platinum

29monthly

“These videos are, just simply put, excellent! I love the little additions in the videos that aren’t put in al-kitaab. They really make things so much easier to remember and understand. I can not say how grateful I am for these videos.”