We decided to give you the best advice to learn Arabic. Firstly, you must clearly define your target, because depending on your goal, the time and resources will be different.
The first advice to learn Arabic:
Identify the different targets:
• Learn to read and write Arabic:
Learning to read and write Arabic is not the most challenging thing: about twenty hours are enough. Because to read a word in Arabic, you need only to know the letters and some reading rules. There is no composition of letters to get a sound. For example, to get the “sha” sound in Arabic “ش” only one letter is enough.
To learn how to read and write in Arabic can be done in the form of online courses with accompaniment as we do in the Al-dirassa center.
• Learn literal Arabic for everyday communication:
Being able to communicate daily requires a personal commitment over time, without being financially burdensome. A period of 2 to 3 years with 4 hours of lectures per week or 1 intensive year in total immersion will help you achieve this goal.
• Learn classical and literary Arabic:
Having enough knowledge to access advanced poetry and religious texts will take you 4 to 6 years at a rate of 4 hours per week and 3-4 years while studying in an Arab country. It is the level required for poetry and religious texts.
The second tip: endurance!
• You have to be determined, have patience and a fixed schedule.
• You have to be confident because you enter in a long distance race where only the determination and the constant aim of the target will allow you to succeed.
• It is necessary to have patience and not to be in a hurry, because the one who is in a hurry will be very quickly demotivated in front of the requested work and the necessary time to reach the goal.
• Have a fixed schedule, because being regular is a weapon in learning the Arabic language as it is in life in general.
Putting it into practice!
• To learn Arabic, one must be well accompanied and put into practice what one learns.
• Being well-accompanied means having a teacher who has a good pedagogy and who makes you love the language by making you discover its secrets. It also has good learning buddies who take every opportunity to speak Arabic.
• Putting into practice is indeed a pillar of learning the Arabic language. For that, you have to talk a lot, watch movies, listen to the radio and read a lot.
Here are three tips for learning Arabic that I hope you will benefit.