MCC Daily Tribune Archive

Arabic and Hebrew Now Offered at MCC


The ESOL and Foreign Languages Department is pleased to announce the addition of two new languages to its current offerings: Arabic and Hebrew. The global impact of events now taking place in the Middle East and their repercussions in the United States; the vital role that many Arab countries play in the world as oil-producing nations; the strategic importance of Israel as a U.S. ally and as a center for finance and technology; plus the richness of Islam, Judaism and of the Middle Eastern and North African cultures, underline the importance of learning Arabic and Hebrew today.

Taught by instructors from Egypt and Israel respectively, Arabic 101 and Hebrew 101 will focus on communicative skills of listening comprehension and speaking, and in developing mastery of the writing system for basic reading and writing of simple sentences and short paragraphs. Arabic and Hebrew letters will be taught so that students will be able to communicate both orally and in written form in the most essential everyday life situations. Students will also learn customs, traditions and culture of the Arabic-speaking countries and Israel today.

Class Schedule
Summer I
ARA 101-600 MTTh 8:00 - 10:30 AM
HBR 101-600 MTTh 8:00 - 10:30 AM
HBR 101-601 TTh 6:00 - 9:25 PM

Summer II
HBR 101-650 MTTh 8:00 - 10:30 AM

Fall Semester
ARA 101-001 TTh 8:00 - 9:20 AM
ARA 101-002 TTh 2:00 - 3:20 PM
HBR 101-001 TTh 8:00 - 9:20 AM
HBR 101-181 T 6:00 - 8:50 PM

Louis Silvers
ESOL and Foreign Languages
05/02/2005