Deciding to learn Arabic is one of the best decisions that you can make. Not only will you be able to experience a Middle Eastern holiday in the way that most people could only dream of, but it will open up huge business opportunities and/or make you infinitely more employable. Everybody learns new things in different ways (languages in particular) so deciding what Arabic language course to use can determine your success in learning Arabic, so read on for an in-depth comparison of the most popular Arabic courses today.
1. Pimsleur Arabic
Pimsleur Arabic’s method of teaching Arabic is to focus exclusively on teaching you to speak – as opposed to read and write – Arabic. The Pimsleur Arabic language course makes extensive use of repetition, which may be a good or a bad thing depending on your learning style. For me, I found the repetition to be a bit taxing on my “self-discipline tank”, but I also will admit that I can recall every word I was taught in Pimsleur Arabic with ease. Using Pimsleur was a great choice for me, but it’s by no means perfect. If you want a full understanding of Arabic, which of course includes being able to read and write, it may be best to look elsewhere.