"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.
"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
Episode #24 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who takes Arabic calligraphy to a new level: Yehia Moldan.
"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.
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.
Episode #22 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who explains Egyptian Arabic expressions by annotated movie clips: Nesrin Amin.
Mai Ahmed from Cairo has written a book about Egyptian recipes for vegetarians. PLUS: We will check the 20 most important verbs for cooking in Egyptian Arabic.
Episode #21 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the ambassador and authority on Syria who worked in almost all Arab countries: Dr. Nikolaos Van Dam.
Episode #20 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who uses LEGO to teach Arabic: Ghada Wali.