This month, Arab Academy is featuring Maki Sutoh from Japan. Maki joined our classroom program in Cairo for 1 month. Read on to hear about her experience learning Arabic.

Why did you choose to learn Arabic?

When I came to Egypt for the first time, I’ve found that Arabic words were nice to listen to.

Why did you choose to learn at Arab Academy?

When I wanted to ask questions for the first time the staff texted me quickly and politely. They arranged for me to take a trial lesson and I liked an atmosphere.

How has learning Arabic impacted your life?

My Arabic is still not strong.  I can speak only a few words. I’m gonna keep learning then I can come to Egypt again to practice my Arabic.

Has Arab Academy changed or impacted your life in any other way?  If so, how?

I always try to use words which I learned at Arab Academy when speaking with my Egyptian friends.  They commented that we could communicate smoothly. I feel I want to improve my Arabic skills more, and because I studied here it made me motivated to learn more.

How Arab Academy is unique compared to other language centers/ online courses you have tried?

The material on the website is very useful.

What would you tell someone who is interested in learning Arabic, but hasn’t yet tried it out?

Learning Arabic is difficult but when you can understand what the people say or they understand what you say in Arabic you will be interested in learning Arabic.