Most high school or regular Arabic courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take an opposite approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in Arabic as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions in the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first Arabic conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?
Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak Arabic: listening to native speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning Arabic. As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in Arabic clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural Arabic pronunciation of core words effortlessly.
The most important part of learning Arabic is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included Arabic speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find an Arabic friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to an Arabic speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native Arabic voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak Arabic.
The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak Arabic. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some hummus in a restaurant in Dubai, have an exciting Arabic conversation in a train going to Abu Dhabi or check into a hotel in Mecca. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning Arabic.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig from your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak Arabic by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak Arabic so you can have real life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak Arabic extremely effective.
Arabic is an official language in 22 countries that form the Arab League, but the language is also spoken regularly in 7 more countries where there’s an important Muslim population. Muslim people worldwide, even though they are not Arabs, learn Arabic as well because Arabic is the language of Islam. As a result, Arabic is widely spoken in Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, Spain and Malta. It is estimated that, in total, there are over 300 million Arabic speakers worldwide with only 200 million speakers living in the Arab World stretching from Southwest Asia to Northwest Africa.
It is important to know that there are two types of Arabic. There’s a Classical Arabic language called الفصحى (Fus-ha), the language in which the Quran, the Holy Book of Islam, is written. This is considered to be a formal type of Arabic which laid the foundations for the Modern Arabic. Classical Arabic is still widely used today in writing, but less when speaking. The good news is that Modern Standard Arabic is similar to Classic Arabic, but easier. This is the language you’ll see spoken on television or written in most newspapers and modern Arabic literature. This is the form of Arabic you’ll be learning with Mondly.
Arabic is the 4th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational Arabic. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Bahrain.
Wherever you plan to travel to Qatar, Oman or Saudi Arabia, speaking Arabic will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience Arabic speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.
Being able to speak Arabic increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in an Arabic speaking country.
Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increase the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking Arabic makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?
"The drag-and-drop and visuals make it a lot more fun and easy than just reading flashcards."
"Mondly uses games and gestures to help you learn new languages."
"On Mondly, users can interact using both text input or speech."
"Mondly encourages its users to practice in everyday scenarios, such as ordering food and drinks in a restaurant."