Looking for some advice, particularly from any Arabic linguists. I am just starting the last 4 months here at DLI, and listening is starting to kick my ass. In regards to Arabic, I have a hard time remembering every thing I heard, especially in the long passages. In regards to the ICPTs (mock DLPT type tests), some of the question are throwing me for a loop. It seems either the question isn't clear, or there are multiple correct answers. I have scheduled an appointment with the learning center here, and I am setting up some tutoring with my neighbor who used to be an MLI here, knows 6 languages, and currently works for DoD doing language work. Just looking under every rock to make sure I clear this hurdle.
Also, any specific tips on remembering new vocab. Now that I am past the structured curriculum part, I read and listen to tons of news. But when I come a across a word I don't know, I look it up but seem to forget right away. Previous to this, I just used RapidRote with the given vocab lists.
Any ideas are appreciated, thanks.