How long would it take me to learn Arabic?
You see it is in our human nature to rush things, and this is pretty understandable considering the speed of our daily life in the era that we live in. So, we just need to know when something is going to finish because we don’t have the time to start something else unless we finish something first!
But sometimes, when we do that, we just put more stress on ourselves. But I’ll answer that question anyway while giving you other options to think about.
Straight from the beginning, this question doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer because there are many factors that we have to consider to even start to attempt to give an answer. Here is a list of the most important factors:
- Your language learning experience: Did you attempt to learn any other language before? Or this is your first time?
- Are you bilingual? several linguistic studies have proven that bilingual will find it easier to get exposed to a new language. Simply because their brain is more accustomed to it.
- The language itself: We already know that some languages are easier to learn than the others, and Arabic is considered one of the hardest languages to learn, but…as anything else it gets way easier once you get the hang of it
- The time you are willing to invest in your learning journey: Each has different priorities and a busy daily schedule, so only you can decide how much time you are willing to invest in your learning journey, it’s all up to you!
- How hard are you going to push yourself? Let’s be honest here, no one is coming to push you to do the things that you don’t like to do, and learning a new language needs discipline and dedication, so a lot of self-parenting is going to be required.
- Your learning method: Are you going to rely only on your teacher “if you decide to have one” and your relationship with the new language will start and end with each session? If the answer is yes, then it’s going to take you a bit longer to master the language. But if you are going to incorporate other things to get more exposure to the language, like for example listening to an Arabic radio channel, have a daily conversation with a native Arabic speaker, your advancement is going to be much faster.