Humans have been writing as a form of communication, well, nearly since the dawn of humankind. And for the last 2500 years or so, Arabic has been one of the languages people have been writing in. Besides being a way to communicate, Arabs have been writing over the last two-and-a-half millennia as a way to also express themselves and share ideas. Indeed, when you learn to write in Arabic, you’re not only learning a new language but also practicing an ancient art form.

If you're already learning Arabic and have a few vocabulary words and grammar rules under your belt and can make sentences out of what you’ve learned so far, then it’s about time for you to begin improving your writing. The tips below will help get you started.

Practice Makes Perfect 

We’ll start with probably the most important advice that you’ve likely heard over and over again – Practice! Practice! Practice!. There is a reason why you’ll hear this over and over again, and that’s because it works! Even if you’re still at the beginning of your Arabic learning and don’t understand all the letters and everything, or even if you keep making mistakes, practice because every day you practice means every day you’ll be getting better and better. And those mistakes?  Learning from them is one of the best lessons you’ll ever learn.


Besides learning from your mistakes, learning to read will also help you learn a lot about writing. You’ll see how words are spelled in Arabic, how Arabic grammar works, and how sentences are punctuated to name a few things reading will help you learn about writing. Read as often as you can – magazines, newspapers, websites – whatever you like to read. In addition to the above, it will also help you improve your language by providing you with even more vocabulary than you’ve already learned to use in your writing.


Upgrade Your Tech

Whether you’re using Windows, Apple, or Android, most technology comes with a language feature now that allows you to switch the language to Arabic. Likewise, purchase a keyboard that has Arabic keys or download one to your smartphone. This will not only improve your writing skills but also improve your Arabic typing skills as well.  Now all you have to do is find someone to text.

 Practice Good Writing Skills

 In any language, basic good writing skills follow the same principles. First comes the age-old (but still valuable) advice to “KISS” your Arabic writing. No, we don’t mean to give your paper a big smooch because you think you did such a terrific job. We mean Keep It Short and Sweet (KISS). Simple, clear and concise text, following the Arabic grammar rules and having a logical flow are just some of the basics to becoming a good writer and an effective communicator in Arabic. 

Feedback is Your Friend

Some people seem to be born to be good writers while others struggle to acquire the basic skills. This is true for Arabic learners as well. Some seem to pick up writing in Arabic easily while others seem to have a difficult time with it. You may be one of the latter but don’t despair. Find an Arabic-speaking friend, teacher, or tutor who can give you honest feedback. Oh, you’re going to make mistakes. After all, A Thousand and One Arabian Nights wasn’t written in a day, you know. However, this feedback can help clear up your mistakes, identify anything that’s missing, and offer some great support to help you improve your writing and produce the “write” stuff.

Of course, another way to improve your writing is through the support of a good Arabic language learning app like Kaleela. From the ABCs to grammar and writing, let Kaleela help you learn Arabic the right way (and the “write” way, too, we suppose). Dad jokes aside, try the Kaleela Arabic language learning app today and see for yourself how easy learning Arabic can be. Download it now from