If you learn Arabic for more than six months, and there is no result, or once again you register for the Medina course and can not go forward, this article is for you. So why do not you have noticeable progress?
1. Arabic is too complicated for me. Other students have better memory and abilities, but I can not. Strong>
Most often students face this at the very beginning of the journey. And this is normal. For some time everyone needs to “get used to” the language, immerse in it and understand its beauty, and this comes with time. Remember, it’s difficult for children to start talking, and this is despite the fact that they constantly hear their native speech around them. You, as well as the child, need your speech apparatus to get used to new positions for correct pronunciation of new sounds, so that you will learn to distinguish an unfamiliar speech, know the peculiarities of the language. The language does not obey, the head does not remember new words and it is completely incomprehensible how to build sentences. If so, you just need to relax and continue to do. Such a start is characteristic not only for the Arabic language, but for anyone you do not know.
Perhaps you need a bit more zeal. It takes a while to find your optimal rhythm of training, in which you will be most comfortable. Spend more time on your homework, and do it as well as possible. Oral assignments should be prescribed, if possible, especially those that relate to grammar. Repeat words more often in the ear, read the dialogues, even if it seems to you that it sounds funny. Use special exercises to develop organs of the speech apparatus. Listen more, let it be not entirely clear, but you will begin to get used to the Arabic language.
But is it possible that such discomfort is due to the fact that you chose a group not by its level?
2. I do not have time for the group. Strong>
There are probably two options: either it’s just a psychological barrier, or you really do not have time. If the first option disappears if you continue to work hard, then the second case is more complicated.
If you start all at about the same level, then you just need to do your best to catch up with the other students. Remember, they are the same as you, and faced the same difficulties. If you missed a lot of lessons and therefore do not understand, talk to the teacher – it may make sense to transfer to another group.
But it also happens that at the start of the studies everyone has a different level. For example, you signed up for Bina Yadayk, and found that some of the students had only just learned the alphabet, and the second had already finished 1 volume of the Medina course. Of course the result will be different, but the psychological discomfort to all students is assured.
The solution is to let the moderators understand as much as possible what level you have. Be sure to specify for whom the chosen course best suits.
3. I do not have time strong>
This indicates either that you did not make your studies in your schedule and did not allocate enough time, or for a weak motivation.
The decision is in the proper planning and prioritization.
Estimate how much time per day you spend on social networks, empty conversations, and other things that do not bring obvious benefits, but only harm. Use an application like “AntiSocial”, or for a few days, arrange a check-once per hour sit down and write down where you spent it. So you will see where the time goes, which “no” for study.
Read the biography, the history of scientists and salafs, and you will see how much time they devoted to knowledge. Can not we find a few hours for such a great cause as the demands of knowledge?
In order to manage it is necessary to remove from our lives what our precious time is being wasted on: thoughtless ripping of the tape 10 times a day, correspondence in the telegram from morning till night, daily gatherings at a party and tea parties, etc.
Do not be fooled by this trick, very many people learned the language, although they had a family, work, several children, and they could not afford to sit all day learning the Arabic language.
4. It’s too late for me to learn Arabic strong>
Previously, the popular misconception that languages are most easily given in childhood has long been refuted. Based on my life experience, I tend to be more inclined to believe that the tendency to regard children as more easily learned is erroneous.
In a more mature age, you excel yourself in learning languages than at the age of 6, 10, 14 or more years. A quality learning strategy, a positive attitude towards learning and a high level of motivation is the key to success in learning any language.
Children quickly begin to “speak” in a foreign language, because they do not have a psychological barrier. But this does not mean that children learn the language better. Talk to a 6-year-old child – he can speak freely, but at the same time use incorrect constructions, confuse hopes and gender, most have problems with the pronunciation of many consonants.
And it will not take long for you to correct these mistakes (given that you are engaged regularly with a good teacher).
Of course this does not mean that you do not need to learn languages since childhood. At any age it is not too early / too late to learn. Remember your advantages, do it regularly, and the result will not be long in coming.
5. I will start, but then. First you need to prepare for training, choose the ideal time, it’s best when the kids go to school / university / retire, and I’ll have a good mood to tune in to the training mode. Strong>
Remember the main rule, you need to learn here and now. After all, you can wait for the ideal moment all your life: when children grow up, when you move to live in an Arabic speaking country, when there will be more free time. Never before has knowledge been so accessible, all you need is a little bit of motivation and perseverance. To learn Arabic, you no longer need to look for the only courses in your city, to go in bad weather to the other end of the city to listen to a lesson on textbooks written for Arab students. Everything is online, today we have a lot of information, online schools, courses, lessons, books. The best private teachers give lessons, and you do not even need to go somewhere to visit them.
Is not this an ideal moment?