Ummaryam, at least I could say I’ve always been fascinated with languages, and have studied a number of them (about nine, though really I’m only fluent in a couple of them, in addition of course to my native language). So at any rate, yes, I do have some experience in learning langauges.
True, learning depends on the learner, and on the language. Every language has its own quirks, and people learn differently. I would say, categorically, that exposure is the key to learning one; that’s how we learn to speak as kids. But sure, there are many ways to expose oneself to a language!
I wouldn’t say dialects are more “authentic”, but I do think that a language consists of what people speak (this is generally complicit with writing though :p). There’s nothing wrong with MSA or Classical Arabic, in my view, just as there is nothing wrong with Latin or Esperanto. Learning them might be useful - it all depends on what one’s after. What I do find sad are claims that Classical Arabic would be somehow more eloquent.
MarocRulz, my username doesn’t mean anything, it’s just initials and parts of names. I’m thinking about changing it :roll: