This is a fun article that gives 10 Amusing Approaches to Arabic learning, by Meredith Cicerchia.
1. Write and draw what you see.
2. Immerse yourself in authentic language.
3. Say your ع ‘ayn out-loud.
4. Use mnemonic strategies.
5. Listen to Arabic pop songs.
6. Read poetry.
7. Get out your cookbooks.
8. Master colloquial phrases.
9. Invest in a book with pictures.
10. Stay positive!