As many as you can. It takes around 1600 hours of sessions to build a vocab of 10,000 recognizable words. This is when we start to understand most of what we hear around us.
Ask yourself the question: “How long do I want to wait to know people and be known by Arabic speakers?” The more hours you are learning daily, the faster the “wall of noise” around you will become familiar sounds and the more you’ll feel a sense of belonging.
We recommend taking 20 hours weekly for your first year of sessions to fast-track your learning.