1. Make time for Arabic and motivate yourself with many reasons for studying Arabic. Always remind yourself of your reasons for studying Arabic.
2. Listen well and repeat often the letters of the Arabic alphabet.
Try not to rely on transliteration as this will slow your progress and
may adversely effect the pronunciation of Arabic letters.
you want Arabic for reading books, listening to radio, reading
magazines, newspapers etc then colloquial/street Arabic is not the ideal
type of Arabic to start with. Better to start with Fusha or Modern
Standard Arabic. That said it is pretty hard to avoid colloquial's and
you will end up speaking some type of regional slang anyway.
5. A new language has to be learned daily if you want to be on your first 2000-3000 words .
Do you have a particular subject interest like religion, poetry,
politics or daily issues? Try to familiarise yourself with the
terminology of that area of language, you still need those core words
that are used in every language like basic nouns, particles and verbs. So focus on your specific area of interest as well as the general terminology.
Some people are organised in a way that they can read a few words or
lines of their target language every night for 30 minutes. If your not
as organised try to have something on a piece of paper or carry a
booklet with you and glance at it during the day, for a few minutes. Or
listen to quality Arabic audios.
8. Don't overwhelm yourself, take breaks to do different things, relax and don't stress or rush it. If you really want it then it will come.
9. The more Arabic tutors and resources you use the more chance of understanding things from different angles. If you can afford more than one tutor don't waste money by going over exactly the same things.
When learning the language don't limit yourself to one discipline but
do exercise all skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. It's
more fun that way!