Arabic Language Learning Guide
Why Speak Arabic?
Arabic is one of the oldest languages in the world. Students studying Arabic are introduced to a world of rich history and culture. With nearly 300 million speakers across the globe, Arabic is the official language of more than 20 different countries. The fifth most spoken language in the world, Arabic is identified as a "critical langauge" by the U.S. State Department.
Arabic speakers are in high demand and that need is expected to grow considerably.
Language Learning Exercises for Arabic
Since the 2020 Summer Language Academy is canceled this summer, we've put together an Arabic language learning guide that will help you with your Arabic practice this summer.
Here are different exercises you can choose from daily (or do them all!) this summer to build or stay on top of your Arabic skills:
- Write 1 or 2 sentences in Arabic to sum up your day. For tips on writing in Arabic, read this.
- Listen to a song in Arabic. Here's a list of trending songs in Arabic that's updated weekly.
- Watch a video or movie in Arabic. Here's a list of movies to get you started.
- Conjugate a verb.
- Read a tongue twister and attempt to say it out loud. Better yet, post a video of your attempt and tag a friend to challenge them! #AcademyTongueTwisterChallenge
- Count from 1 to 100 in Arabic.
- Sing or say the alphabet.
- Read a page or more in a book written in Arabic. You can find sources for reading materials in Arabic here.
- Have a family member or friend who speaks Arabic? Do an activity with them completely in language, even if you have to resort to hand gestures. Remember to keep a translation dictionary and small notebook on hand to learn and remember new words.
We hope these exercises and resources prove to be helpful for your language learning journey. Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep in touch!