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Learn Arabic Online | The Nassra Arabic Method

Learn Arabic Online | The Nassra Arabic Method

Learning any language is an enriching and rewarding experience. Traveling around the world will allow you to literally immerse yourself in a culture, but in order to truly appreciate other cultures, you have to appreciate their language. The two most common motivators for people to learn a language are, first of all, practical considerations, and secondly, in order to learn more about the culture.  For example, if you have a plan to go on a gap year and will need to learn the language of the place you’re going to, this is an example of a practical language exercise full stop. On the other hand, someone whose parents speak Arabic, but who themselves grew up speaking only English, may want to learn the language as a means of engaging with their own heritage and ancestry.  Whatever the reason, there is an increasing number of people wanting to learn Arabic across the world, and in order to do this most people are choosing online courses such as The Nassra Arabic Method. Given the prominent role that the Arabic speaking world now plays in business, finance, and a variety of industries, as well as its status in important tourist destinations, learning Arabic Online is becoming quite a popular choice.  Why Learn Arabic?  In terms of number of speakers, Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. An entire region of the Earth, the Middle East, is fluent in some form of Arabic. Many people who are often travelling the world will find learning Arabic very beneficial to them. The Nassra Arabic course can be particularly convenient for people in this situation, as they offer lessons in many areas across the world such as London, New York, and Dubai.  One of the main reasons people... read more
Arabic Dialects vs Modern Standard Arabic

Arabic Dialects vs Modern Standard Arabic

Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and is becoming an increasingly popular choice for those who are looking to learn a new language. When you consider the role that the Arabic language and culture plays in the modern world, it isn’t hard to understand why so many people are being drawn towards Arabic as a topic of study. Learning Arabic is a very worthwhile experience.   Whether you are simply a curious person who is looking to expand their knowledge of the world around them by learning the Arabic language, or you are hoping to visit part of the Arabic world for business or pleasure, learning Arabic is a long and rewarding journey. However, because there are multiple different Arabic dialects, it isn’t always obvious to newcomers which type they should pursue in their studies.  If you are considering learning Arabic and have done research into your options for learning the language, then you have probably heard of modern standard Arabic. As the name suggests, this is a modernised version of Arabic. As such, many people incorrectly assume that modern standard Arabic is not ‘true’ Arabic. This is incorrect, however, and in this article, we are going to take a look at what the actual differences between modern standard and other Arabic dialects is.  Traditional Arabic  Sometimes known as Quranic, or Classical, Arabic, this is the form of Arabic in which the Quran was originally written. The Quran was written a long time ago, as early as the 6th century A.D by some estimates. As you would expect then, the language has moved on and evolved since then.  These classical forms of Arabic... read more
How You Can Learn the Arabic Language With Ease

How You Can Learn the Arabic Language With Ease

Learning a new language in today’s day and age is much easier than it has ever been before. Now that we live in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, being able to speak multiple languages makes you infinitely more valuable to potential employers. For companies who maintain overseas operations, they will always be on the lookout for people who are able to act as liaisons between different locales. The Arabic language is a fascinating one, it is also one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Learning Arabic won’t just look great on a CV, it will also be a worthwhile learning experience. Now that learning a new language is so easy, if it is something that you have an interest in then you should pursue it. In this article, we take a look at the various options available for those looking to learn Arabic and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Audio Audio courses are available in a number of formats. Traditionally they have been cassette or CD based, but now there are mp3 and other digital download formats which can then be listened to from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Audio courses are an excellent way of learning conversational Arabic. The advantage of an audio course is that, because you hear the language being spoken, you can perfect your pronunciation. Some audio courses come with an accompanying book so you can see how the language is written as well as spoken. If an audio course doesn’t come with an accompanying guide, then it will be more difficult to gain insight as to the relationship between... read more
9 Must-See Arabic Movies to Help You Learn the Language

9 Must-See Arabic Movies to Help You Learn the Language

Popular culture is one of the most effective ways to learn a language. When you see the language being used in movies or music, your brain will pick it up much more quickly. If you’re learning (or want to learn) Arabic, there is no shortage of great movies to watch. We are going to list nine must-see Arabic movies to help you learn the language in this article. The Mummy (Al-Mummia) This movie is also popularly known as The Night of Counting of the Years. It is a movie by Shadi Abdel Salam, one of the most popular directors from the country. It tells the tale of a family living in 19th century Egypt and the illegal trade of treasures from the ancient Egyptian civilization. The Cruel Sea (Bas-Ya-Bahar) There aren’t that many Kuwaiti movies on the market, but The Cruel Sea is certainly one of the best. It is the work of Khalid Al Siddiq. Released in 1972, the black-and-white movie was an instant hit and it quickly turned into a must-watch classic. It also delivers a powerful story of the sea as the movie’s main character. The Dupes (Al-Makhdu’un) This movie by Tewfik Saleh was released in 1973. It is a movie based on a very popular novel, “Men in the Sun” that was released a decade earlier. The writer of the novel, Ghassan Kanafani, played a big part in the Palestinian revolution. It is a beautifully crafted movie about Palestinian men trying to join the oil boom in the 50s. The movie focuses on their attempt to illegally cross the Iraq-Kuwait border. Man of Ashes When... read more
6 Tips for Teaching Children to Speak Arabic

6 Tips for Teaching Children to Speak Arabic

The Arabic language is a beautiful one, but it’s not the easiest to learn, especially if you live in an English-speaking country like the UK. Even if you speak Arabic at home and try to incorporate it in your children from a young age, it’s exceptionally hard for them to balance that with all the school work and other extracurricular activities. Having said that, teaching children Arabic isn’t an impossible task either and there are effective ways to make sure that you are successful. Start Early The initial years of development are extremely important in a child’s life as what they learn during those years affects them directly or indirectly for the rest of their lives. It is advised that at least one parent should only speak in Arabic at home and especially when communicating with or around the child. This will imprint the language on the young mind, making it easier for them to learn the more complex parts of the language later on as they grow up. Teach It at Home When children grow up, some of them may find learning Arabic to be a chore as not many people in schools generally speak the language in UK. However, if you make it a routine to make them study Arabic at home on a regular basis, just like English, maths, history, geography, science, etc. it will become a habit that they won’t complain about. Professional Lessons An early effort at home is effective and very important in creating the necessary base, but it isn’t enough to just learn the basics. At Omar Nassra, children are taught both... read more
How Long Does it Take to Become an Expert in Arabic?

How Long Does it Take to Become an Expert in Arabic?

There are more than 375 million Arabic speaking people globally, making it the fifth most spoken language in a world where it is also recognised as the official mode of communication in 20 countries. Moreover, The British Council has listed Arabic as one of the 10 languages significant to the UK’s future. Ask anyone who took up Arabic as his or her second language and they would testify that learning it is an awe-inspiring process and every stage of it can be very accomplishing.  However, time is money and despite our urge to have limitless time to hone our linguistic skills, the reality is that the vagaries of our professional and personal life leave little time to learn a new mode of speech. So how much time do you need? The most widely asked question still does not offer an easy answer. This is because learning a language is a complex process based on various factors. Let us take a look at these factors and how they can impact your learning process. 1. Your Previous Language Learning Experiences If you were raised bilingual or already speak a foreign language, you have a head start over someone who only speaks one language. Bilinguals find it relatively easy to learn a third language as many linguistic studies have substantiated. This is because they are subconsciously more used to being exposed to different languages. However, if you are not bilingual or multilingual do not fret as that year of French in school or that business trip to Singapore was helpful. One of the initial steps to learn a language is to know... read more
Learn Arabic In Six Months | Nassra Arabic Courses

Learn Arabic In Six Months | Nassra Arabic Courses

Learn Arabic in 6 months New sounds a whole new structure isn’t thought to be easy but it is possible, all you need to do is simplify the whole process with an easy follow method, transform yourself to learn a new exciting language! Discover that any adult can learn a second language in 6 months. Many may think this isn’t possible, history of human progress is all about expanding limits. Many things are done even though it was thought to be impossible  Speed up your learning if you speed up learning you can spend less time at school and if you learn really fast the advantage is you don’t have to go to school for very long, sometimes people feel school can get in the way of learning and they are right to feel this way. So the question is how do you learn faster? You must look at the psychology behind learning in the first place, The difficulty in learning a new language can have you thinking it will be a struggle, the stress of that will slow down your progress. what pushes you to learn in the first place can be passion or work related, you mustn’t forget the reason of your commitment and always keep that in mind when things get difficult. There are 4 simple steps to follow to be successful in your language learning: -Study -Understand -Practice -Speak Focus on the language content that is relevant to you, we master tools by using tools, we learn the fastest when they are relevant to us. When you find a new language to study remember the relevance of... read more
Tips on Learning Spoken Arabic

Tips on Learning Spoken Arabic

How To Staying motivated When You Learn Spoken Arabic The difference between people who are successful in learning languages and people who are not is people either give up or keep going, this is a big part especially if your thoughts are; how long will it take, how much of my time do I need to give, these types of thoughts need to be pushed away and stick by your positive behaviours. * Focus on why you want to learn Arabic * Make it fun * Do not be scared to make mistakes * Continue to push forward The whole point of learning a language is to speak fluently of course, but the journey to get there is almost like a marathon so the tough work will pay off but you will need to keep going. You will not get the benefits of speaking Arabic or any language without study and practice, with learning you need motivation and see progression to want to keep going. What to do to stay motivated: * Find a trusted successful Arabic teacher * Set achievable goals * Reward yourself after achieving your goals * Study minimum 10 minutes everyday * Create a habit * Be consistent These simple tips to start learning will help you to learn spoken Arabic and actually achieve your ultimate goal. Your ultimate goal can consist of small goals before you get to where you want to be. These small goals are to show you how you can always get better and better if you are consistent. Usually, there tends to be more motivation, in the beginning, then it... read more
Learn Spoken Arabic Fast

Learn Spoken Arabic Fast

This article will simply explain how to be consistent in learning Arabic, and the simplicity in the Nassra Arabic Method. We will go through our successful guidance and the best ways to learn Arabic. The first thing to start with is consistency, with this you will improve every day and progress very fast. Most people when they learn a new language predominantly it is through an academic education, this can hinder your learning because they abide by a different set of rules e.g. It can be that you learn 1-2 hours a week, is grammar heavy and many other reasons to prevent you from learning.

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What Dialect of Arabic Should I Learn? I Am Confused

What Dialect of Arabic Should I Learn? I Am Confused

The number of people interested in learning to speak and understand Arabic has grown significantly during recent years. Many reasons account for this growth in interest. More people are doing business in the Middle East and countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Interest in studying and travel in the area has increased dramatically. Immigration has also made personal relationships with individuals from this region more common, and many non-Arabic speakers express an interest in learning that languages and cultures of the various countries. For Arabic classes London residents are encouraged to get in touch and find out about the courses we offer.

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Improve Your Spoken Arabic Grammar

Improve Your Spoken Arabic Grammar

Most people have tried to learn a new language. For many people, it was a struggle to pay attention in Spanish or French class during middle or high school. Some students were even deterred by the difficulty in learning a new language during their school years. Now, there is a better way to learn a new language. When it comes to learning Arabic, this is a non-Romanised language that requires a little extra energy and effort to speak correctly. Therefore, it is vital to invest in a resource that understands this fact and structures its teaching to meet these unique circumstances. That is why our book represents the best the market has to offer.

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Watch Staven Speaks Arabic Now!

Watch Staven Speaks Arabic Now!

In this video, you will see Steve Speaks English first and he will talk about his experience of learning Arabic with Nassra and then he will switch to Arabic. Stave did with me only 50 hours and his level is really good now and I want you to be the judge on that too! I believe that any student can reach a confidence level in less that 50 hours with... read more
The Most Important Words In Spoken Arabic

The Most Important Words In Spoken Arabic

One of the biggest challenges when learning to speak Arabic is finding good Arabic textbooks and reference materials. Many students feel frustrated because there just aren’t any Spoken Arabic Dictionaries with the essential Arabic vocabulary for daily life. It’s easy if you want to study Modern Standard Arabic, but trying to learn the vocabulary and expressions used by real Arabic speakers is almost impossible. Well, not anymore. Finally, all the Arabic words and expressions you need to speak Arabic – guaranteed

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