This class was tough.
The professors at Georgetown wrote the book, "Al Kitaab," that all schools that teach Arabic courses use! So, working alongside the professors who are experts in the language is only half of the greatness. The other half is the kindness, patience, and dedication of the professors of Arabic at Georgetown.
I learned the Arabic alphabet and from there learned how to join the letters, some common phrases, and many vocabulary words in Arabic. Attending office hours really helps as well as listening to Arabic music.
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Advice for students:
Take your time going through the introductory materials and really getting the alphabet down as best you can. This will help you learn vocabulary quickly and to form small sentences, Arabic grammar is a whole other battle of its own.