I have to have a fourth-term proficiency in a foreign language in order to graduate from my university. That's a lot of work, so I want it to be worthwhile. Since I'm going to minor in Afro-american and African studies, I'd like to study one that's common in Africa.
The only one I can take is Arabic. When I typed "learning arabic" into Google, this article came up. It's really discouraging! I struggled in high school learning French, which is a lot easier compared to Arabic.
Can anyone offer any experience learning the language? If it will be useful if I go to (northern) Africa?