Did you know that language learning and creativity work hand in hand, even when you do not realize it? Maybe it is in the way you associate words in a new language, or the way you color or doodle in your notebook while you’re learning. It may be done unconsciously, but it helps you learn. And thinking outside the box or having a new perspective on things is such an efficient way to learn!.
People actually say that learning a new language opens new doors for you. A Czech proverb goes: “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.”But what exactly does creativity mean? Some define it as the use of the imagination or coming up with original ideas to create something new or different. Others believe it involves transforming your ideas, imagination, and dreams into reality. Nonetheless, it still means the same – creating something new! So you see, learning a new language is, by itself, creating something new – starting with another version of YOU!.
The Arabic language is creative by nature. Just look at the alphabet! The way the letters are written has the potential to unleash your inner artist.
And let’s not forget about the culture! A new language opens the door to its culture and people, and therefore, a new version of yourself is created when you combine traditions, ways of cooking, and social environment. It makes you think more creatively, and you’re more prone to empathy and finding solutions. Plus, creativity helps you learn Arabic, as well, through taking notes differently, finding different ways of memorizing, and so on.
Creativity Is Linked To Self Study
A lot of new language learners opt for the classical methods of classrooms and textbooks, not realizing that an Arabic app, video or a website can trigger your creativity. After attending classes and studying from textbooks, a lot of people have stated that they need something more, and the classical method does not fit their needs and hinders their creativity. Instead, they prefer to combine textbooks and classes with self studying at home in their own bed in their pajamas at their own pace.. This allows them enough flexibility to move as slowly or as quickly as they want.
The best way of learning is by having fun, so coming up with innovative ideas that will keep you interested and engaged during your language learning process is key. This is where creativity helps! You can come up with a fun new song that will allow you to remember the Arabic alphabet faster (the ABC song, but for the Arabic alphabet, for example). You can play games like word links for Arabic words. Do whatever suits your needs! It’s not about the perfect schedule or routine, but it’s about what suits you best to help you learn easier.
Mix Creativity With Language Learning
Do not underestimate the power of creativity in the language learning process! And do not believe that you are not creative enough! You will see that the moment you start to learn, your mind will automatically adapt itself by coming up with new and different methods of learning. A good example is the Arabic letter ya (ي). This is the English equivalent of the letters e and i. Some people say that ya is the chicken letter because of its shape. Can you see its beak and the two dots on the bottom that make up its legs?
Mix it up! Keep yourself interested and motivated!
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