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24jun(jun 24)8:00 am26jul(jul 26)9:00 pmSummer Term 2 & SIASP

Beat Arabic with these ten tips!

Don’t get angry

Learning Arabic needs patience and time.

Be persistent.

When you are having a conversation with an Arab, and they are replying in English or another language, count five times that you reply in Arabic. Based on our experience, it takes up to this level of persistence for the other party to be convinced to switch to Arabic too.

Dare to speak.

Be courageous and speak Arabic in any circumstance and with any person, even if you have only a few words to say.

Make mistakes.

Never worry that people will judge you if you say something incorrectly. You are only judging yourself. Try to speak and listen to others’ pronunciation.

Select a weekly list of words.

Every week chose ten words that you think are important for you to learn. Write them down and memorize them. During the week, use them in any chance you get to speak.

Identify your learning style.

If you are visual learner, write down words on a sticky note and spread them around your house or your office so you can see them every time you pass by them. And if you are audio learner, try to listen to Lebanese songs or watch a Lebanese soap opera daily.

Text in Arabic or Chat Arabic.

Even if you are not on the top of it, when you text try to use as much Arabic as possible. There will be always some words that you don’t know, but that’s where Yamli or Google Translate come in handy.

Read

A daily habit of reading a small paragraph will help you learn faster by familiarizing you with many words. It will also help you speak faster.

Surround yourself with people who speak Arabic.

Your surroundings should mostly contain people who speak Arabic, and the rest should be people who are eager to speak it. By listening to them and practicing, you will notice your speaking skills shaping up within the blink of an eye.

Cut words into syllables.

When you hear a new word, repeat it in your head more than ten times the way you heard it the first time. E.g.: car = Sey/yaa/rah

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