As a comprehension based Arabic program, the primary reading abilities we encourage are ones that allow you to function according to your needs. What do you need to be able to read in order to function in your daily life?
Each day I need to keep up with my staff text messages as well as the parents’ WhatsApp group for my kids’ school. A lot of people from the West have put the burden of literacy upon themselves because someone has told them they should. However, most Arabs do not read MSA on a regular basis.
One area I see Arabic learners misplacing their energy is writing out their word log. Instead, I recommend learners focus on dual purpose activities like worksheets that reinforce high frequency words while giving you a visual that helps you work on grammar and sentence structure at a deeper level.
Ask yourself what your functional goals are for reading and writing Arabic and target those goals as a first priority. Once you’ve done that, set up a program consultation to see how we can help you meet your more advanced goals and we’ll cater your learning to come alongside you in that pursuit.