I have always come across excellent Arabic speakers in Turkey. Betül Aslan is one of them. "The reason for learning a language is the most critical point that affects the learning process", says Betül in interview #30 of the 9273 roots series.
"7 years for fluency plus a lifetime for mastery", that's the time needed to master Arabic, says Marco Rateitschak. Learn more about Marco in Episode 27 of the "9273 roots"-interview series: The man who traveled for 4 hours across mountains to attend Arabic classes.
How do you manage to motivate yourself to learn Arabic for years, even decades? Marco Rateitschak has been learning Arabic since 1999. In a guest article, he describes his journey and offers valuable advice for anyone in such a situation. A survival guide for lifelong learners of Arabic.
"Obviously you collect languages", says Andreas Dietrich. Episode #26 of "9273 roots": The man who is interested in how Semitic languages are connected.
Episode #25 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who likes over-complicated board games and is passionate about Arabic: Connor Seidenschwarz
In recent years many outstanding modern Arabic novels were translated into English. Part 3: authors from Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Sudan, Saudi-Arabia.
"Real-life-situations" (USA) versus "lots of grammar" (Germany) - that's what studying Arabic used to be in both countries. But that is changing, says Paula Rötscher, who has studied Arabic at university level in the US and in Germany - and, moreover, teaches Arabic at several institutions.
In recent years many outstanding modern Arabic novels were translated into English. Part 2: authors from Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.
In recent years many outstanding modern Arabic novels were translated into English. Part 1: authors from Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine.
Ulric Shannon is currently studying and absorbing Iraqi Arabic in Baghdad. In a long interview, the Ambassador of Canada, who is not only passionate but also impeccably knowledgeable of Arabic, tells us about the characteristics and specialities of Iraqi Arabic and gives some book recommendations.