When we learn a language, there are four skills that we need for complete communication. When we learn our native language, we usually learn to listen first, then to speak, then to read, and finally to write.
These are called the four “language skills”. The five skills of language (also known as the four skills of language learning) are a set of four capabilities that allow an individual to comprehend and produce spoken language for proper and effective interpersonal communication.
These skills are Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. In the context of first-language acquisition, the four skills are most often acquired in the order of listening first, then speaking, then possibly reading and writing. For this reason, these capabilities are often called LSRW skills.
1- Arabic Listening skill
We at Aralingo App believe that in order to speak Arabic well, you must listen to Arabic well. Listening comprehension is a very important skill in Arabic language learning. If you can achieve a high level in comprehension, all other skills will follow.
Through listening, you can recognize the pattern Arabic language follows and will be able to learn to speak Arabic fluently and master the Arabic pronunciation skill. That’s why if you focus and isolate a sound or some structure in the midst of what you are listening to, you will able to retain the information better and later you will be able to moving to be more confident when speaking Arabic.
Without understanding input appropriately, learning Arabic simply cannot get any improvement. In addition, without Arabic listening skill, no communication can be achieved. Every study conducted regarding language skills acquisition has proved that when we communicate, we gain 45% of language competence from listening, 30% from speaking, 15% from reading and 10% from writing. This is particularly important when students want to learn Arabic language, either Modern Standard Arabic or any Arabic dialects.
Thus, listening Arabic precedes the action of when one might want to learn to speak Arabic. That’s why Aralingo App offers Arabic lessons and practices that develop the Arabic listening skill, through the variety of professionally recorded lessons including a huge variety of Arabic vocabulary.
2- Arabic Reading skill
Enhancing and developing the Arabic reading skill is important as it enables us to comprehend the written equivalent of spoken language. In the case of Arabic language, learn to read Arabic is one of the first steps, along with Arabic writing. That’s why the team of linguists behind Aralingo App noticed that the best way to learn Arabic is by developing the Arabic reading skill along with writing.
When you start to learn to read Arabic, it actually helps with developing Arabic language intuition in the correct form and later on imitating the Arabic words and producing similar Arabic sentences to express the desired Arabic meaning.
When you comprehend or understand written Arabic text, and combine their understanding with prior knowledge, they are able to identify simple facts presented in the script, make judgments about the content of the written Arabic text and connect the text to other written passages and situations. The possession of a good Arabic reading skill will enable you to assimilate a written piece of work within a short period while reading Arabic.
When you choose to learn Arabic, Aralingo App contains Arabic reading exercises and lessons for every level from beginner Arabic to advanced level.
3- Arabic Speaking Skill
Arabic Speaking is usually the skill that most Arabic language learners wish to acquire as soon as possible, especially when considering Arabic pronunciation. If you as an Arabic language learner set your mind to learn to speak Arabic, this cannot be achieved easily unless all the other Arabic skills are developed. The best way to learn Arabic involves focusing on all skills at once.
Nobody can read Arabic without writing Arabic first or speaking Arabic before listening Arabic first. At the end of the day, all these skills are connected, but the ultimate goal would be acquiring fluent Arabic speech. Also, speaking Arabic used to be the only language skill that was difficult to practice online. This is no longer the case with the amazing Arabic learning app – Aralingo App. The app contains 1000s of exercises and lessons that ask the student to speak from the very beginning, based on what she or he learned so far.
The Arabic speech recognition feature also shows how close the speakers are to the natural Arabic pronunciation.
4- Arabic Writing Skill
Another desire you as an Arabic learner often express is to acquire the ability and know how to write Arabic letters and words. It helps understand the Arabic text and write Arabic compositions, later on developing the ability to use the Arabic language freely. When writing Arabic, you can gradually process Arabic words, maybe even looking them up first before transferring them onto paper or even a digital document.
With that, you’re also able to learn Arabic pronunciation and spellings, and also learn basic Arabic words as you go. Once done, you are advised to look back at your Arabic writing. Moreover, writing Arabic is proven to be helpful in retaining information because putting learning Arabic into practice is important for cementing it in your mind. When writing Arabic, people put some degree of thought into evaluating and ordering the information that is being received.
That process is what helps fix ideas more firmly leading to a greater recall. So, when you constantly practice Arabic writing, you are less and less likely to forget what you’ve learned. Also, the Aralingo App treats Arabic writing as a way to not just applying knowledge, but also a tool to continually improve Arabic vocabulary and Arabic sentence structure. Plus, you can also practice Arabic reading skill with it!
5- The missing skill – Arab Culture Skill
If you want to learn Arabic language, you should realize that the Arabic language is a way of communication that carries the Arab culture. The things that people think are important, like family, hospitality, social interactions and so on all deal with Arab cultural values.
The knowledge of daily routines and behavior are all linked to cultural behavior. On the other hand the development of intercultural sensitivity and awareness, using the Arabic language are linked to Arabic cultural skills.
A speaker cannot translate a native language word by word into a target language or vice versa and meaning is carried through the tone of voice of the speaker of a language; That’s why the linguists who created Aralingo App came up with the idea of introducing Arabic words and Arabic sentences that carry deep Arab cultural meaning in Arabic language and with their Arabic pronunciation.
Learning Arabic for beginners and advanced levels should contain this important section (either separate or included within other lessons) that helps you develop Arab cultural skills. Arabic speaking is not enough if it’s not paired with intonation or body language.
Aralingo App helps you to improve the 4 Arabic language skills plus the missing 5th skill – Arab Culture Skill.