What Age Should Children Start Learning Arabic?
Teaching your child multiple languages has many benefits.
Children who are multi-lingual have better linguistics, are more creative, have better memories, problem solving and critical thinking skills, perform better academically in school, are more well-rounded and interested in other cultures, and are more likely to make greater contributions to society as adults.
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When should children learn Arabic?
The easier it will be for them to learn at earlier age like any hobby or skill.
Children’s brains develop the fastest within the first five years of life.
The first words spoken in their native language are done by the age of two.
In preschool, children are taught basic written and spoken language skills.
Children in Arab countries and non-Arab countries:
1- Children in non-Arab countries
Arabic will be your child’s second language.
English will be the language children in preschool and early elementary school are taught.
Arabic can be taught at home concurrently with English.
Slowly words can be formed and an ever-expanding vocabulary can be established using a variety of age-appropriate resources including games, workbooks, videos, art and flashcards.
Children learn in a slightly different way, and older people who do not exercise their brain regularly or have certain learning impediments will have to work harder at it, but anybody can learn a new language at any time and Arabic, like other languages can be taught to children at a very young age, beginning with the Arabic alphabet.
2- Children in Arabic countries
They start learning Arabic very early.
Plus in several countries where Arabic is not the main language, Arabic is taught in early grades in school.
What we want you to know before you start learning Arabic?
We want you to know few things before you start learning Arabic.
1- Arabic in any form is quite difficult for a native English speaker then it is clarified by its similarity to English (or any “Western” language).
2- you need to clarify what kind of Arabic you want to learn. “Fus-ha,” which is the common Arabic taught at universities.
We mean classical Arabic, which is the language of the Quran.
Or dialect of Arabic, which is the language that the citizens of that country will naturally speak.
This is essential, because there are many differences between them.
3- Fluency may take a long time but it is a very good experience in your life to learn a new language and this experience is worth every second you learn.
Ways that help the children to learn the Arabic language:
1- Watching Arabic cartoons
2- Arabic easy songs
3- Arabic language games
4- Funny flashcards
5- Interesting videos for kids