Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I learned so much. Professor Al-Mandawee was really devoted to teaching us the language while making it fun. He really cares about his students, and you can tell because he does not move on until everyone says that they completely understand. Part of the responsibility, however, is on the student to ask questions, so that he knows what you need help on! Just be patient. Arabic is tough at first but extremely rewarding.
In my introductory Arabic class with Professor Al-Mandawee, I learned a TON about the Arabic language. I learned the letters by heart and all their forms (beginning, connective, ending), how to write sentences just by listening, and a lot of vocabulary. The class is set up in table groups, and you quickly grow close to those who you sit with so you will most likely end up with wonderful, supportive friends!
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Advice for students:
Make sure you are organized. You will need to set aside time to do your homework. The second you have a question, you should ask, because sometimes waiting too long will be too late! Asking someone to explain something to you will also help you make study buddies outside of class, and that will help if any of your friends decide to continue in Arabic.