The Arabic program at North Hennepin Community College (NHCC):

  • Offers beginning and intermediate courses in Modern Standard Arabic.
  • Teaches the four skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.

  • Enhances classroom instruction with video, audio and interactive computer technology, as well as interactive language lab activities.
  • Offers Introduction to Arab Culture.


Sidow Mohammed holds an M.A. in Teaching Arabic Language to Non-Native Speakers and a Arabic Language Pedagogy. Dr. Mohammed is certified in Translation and Interpretation through the University of Minnesota. He also has been lecturing at University of Minnesota for the past 7 years.

Did You Know?

  • Arabic is spoken in 22 Arabic nations, by almost 300 million people!
  • Arabic is the language of the Qur’an, the holy book of about one billion Muslims.
  • Arabic is one of the official languages of the United Nations.

Student comments on the Arabic courses at NHCC:

  • “Arabic enhanced my knowledge of the culture and life of the Arab people.”
  • “Arabic is a great class. I have learned about the Middle East culture as well as the language.”