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World Languages


World Languages PhotoIf you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.‒ Nelson Mandela

The World Languages faculty at the Montgomery College offers a number of language courses that teach students a wide variety of skills that serve as a means to connect with the different cultures and communities, both locally and globally. The study of a second language involves the intersection between language, literature, history, and culture of a community.

Learning a second language gives students the opportunity to develop critical analysis by making meaningful comparisons between one’s own language and culture and the target language and culture being studied. Second language learning also develops one’s oral and written communication skills as well as a deeper appreciation for other cultures and traditions. Courses in languages and literature fulfill humanities requirements and multicultural general education requirements.

The World Languages faculty at Montgomery College offers traditional face-to-face, online, and blended classes. Many of our instructors offer honors modules as well. Courses regularly taught on the Germantown campus include . . .

          • ARAB 101: Elementary Arabic I
          • ARAB 102: Elementary Arabic II
          • CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese I
          • FREN 101: Elementary French I
          • FREN 102: Elementary French II
          • SPAN 099: Functional Spoken Spanish (for Health Care professionals and Health Care students)
          • SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
          • SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
          • SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
          • SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
          • SPAN 215: Advanced Composition and Conversation

Placement Testing:

Placement testing in French and Spanish is now available for all three campuses online. The online placement tests ensure that students will enroll in the course that best suits their level of ability and it may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Click on the link below to take the WebCAPE Foreign Language Placement Exam and follow the directions.

For a complete description of these and other World Languages courses, please consult our online course catalog and search for a specific language.

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