Teaching the basics in Arabic - Youtube and Website
To whom who are interested in learning the very basics in Arabic. Here is a Youtube channel from someone who just has started to explain the basics in Arabic. He also has started to create a teaching website which is based on his videos on Youtube. I guess I really have started one year too early with learning Arabic. Now there are more and more good material for learning the language in a proper way, in our book shops and libraries as well in the internet.
At first I thought his channel was just going to be same old but he has some very unique presentations and I loved all the vids after the intro one
You are welcome. I am glad that this might be helpful for you. Btw, everybody can program exercises in a way they work best for everybody's way of learning. I just start with it and make my one for getting better in English. ;-)
Arabic Root System I liked it more because helps me to remember the words more easily because I know the root they come from
Actually, this is a good idea. I guess I will change my way of learning words too. Thanks.
Is there really no information in the course explaining the root system? I did the course as a review, and I tested out of some things, and did not read many tips, so I assumed that the information was there somewhere.
If it is not, it should be.
Arabic is a highly logical language...the most logical one I have encountered...and it cannot be understood at all, in my opinion, without understanding how the root system works.
When you know the root of any word...k-t-b for ‘to write’ for example...you use the noun of place form...mak-tub...to indicate the place where writing takes place...a desk. EVERY noun of place in the entire language is formed in this way by adding miim before the root, and using the same voweling structure.
The other forms all work this way too, but noun of place seems to be the easiest one to grasp and apply.
I am sure they will cover this as they add on to the course, but everyone should absolutely be paying attention to the roots of words.
Of course, as it stands now, in Beta, the entire course is mostly an introduction to the script and sounds of Arabic. That is not to say that it is a waste, or a bad method. I can’t really judge the method, since I already knew Arabic when I began the course.
Keep in mind that the jump from English to Arabic is considered the greatest level of difficulty when evaluated (Cat 4) and equal to the jump in difficulty from English to Chinese. That makes it difficult to teach, and kudos to Duolingo for launching an Arabic course at all! It will become more complete as time goes on.