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Getting Serious About Learning Spoken Arabic standard

Many people ask me how many hours they should commit to learning spoken Arabic while in Amman, Jordan.  Without exception, I always respond, “As many as possible.” In an aural based program that is focused on learning to understand the language, a rapid approach to acquisition gives the learner many strong advantages.  The obvious one being quick vocabulary development. This may seem evident, but carries with it several sub advantages that go along with this strategy. For one, your mind begins to notice which patterns and words are used in high frequency.  By pouring language you understand into your ears again and again, the commonly used verbs, expressions and grammar will highlight themselves naturally through repetition. They say, “repetition is ...

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