Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARAB 101 - Elementary Arabic I


A beginning language course focusing on the study of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) language. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in Arabic through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours of online homework. Five hours each week. Formerly AB 101.

5 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:


  • Communicate at an elementary level in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Apply grammatical structures supporting communication at the elementary level of proficiency.
  • Express and appropriately employ basic language functions in speech and in writing at the elementary level of proficiency. These functions include greetings, leave-taking, requesting information, talking about self and family, asking for assistance, giving and receiving directions.
  • Discuss the Arabic languages culture and specific cultural practices at the elementary level by using simple sentences.
  • Exhibit appropriate sociolinguistic behaviors through oral presentations at the elementary level as these correspond to increasing linguistic ability in Arabic.
  • Produce and present a cultural project at the elementary level.

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