In this post we still with the series of 101+ ways to improve your Arabic skills, I will try to highlight more methods that will be helpful to you when you start learning Arabic language.
16. Read Arabic language magazines.
Like books, if you can read two versions of the same magazine (Newsweek in your language and in Arabic, for example), that could make understanding it much easier.
17. Take a one week intensive course.
Although you cannot expect to come out of a very short course speaking much better Arabic than when you started it, if you continue
studying a little over the following weeks and months, the knowledge you gained then will gradually come out and mean that your level of speaking, listening etc. are better than they would have been if you hadn’t taken that course. This positive effect can still be true up to a
18. Follow your intensive course up with an extensive course.
The more time you can spend studying Arabic the better, but studying periodic intensive courses with a few hours of study a week in between is probably better value for money than any other system as it gives your brain time to subconsciously learn and start using the new language you have learnt before you introduce the next new “chunk” of language.
19. Supplement your group class with a one to one class.
Another good way to combine two different kinds of classes is to study both in a group class and one to one. Having a one to one teacher, even if just a couple of times a month, will mean that you can be taught exactly the language that you need, that you will have more time to speak, and that you can have as much error correction as you like.
20. Supplement your one to one class with a group class.
The benefits of having a group class are often less clear to students, but they include the fact that you will learn to deal with several people speaking at once, have a chance to practice skills such as interrupting
people, and will hear a range of different viewpoints and topics.
21. Teach your children or friends some Arabic.
Recent research has shown that elder children tend to be a couple of IQ points above their younger siblings, and the most likely reason is that explaining things to their little brothers and sisters gives them an intellectual boost. In the same way, teaching someone lower level than you the Arabic you already know is a great way of permanently fixing that knowledge in your own brain.