Proficiency in Arabic - Certificate

The Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic is a certificate for students studying Arabic at Texas A&M who are aspiring to reach an advanced level of proficiency in the language. The Certificate is open to undergraduate students from any college and any major.

In addition to maintaining a minimum passing grade in all required courses, students pursuing the certificate are required to take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) test. Students must demonstrate a minimum of Advanced Low (AL) on the OPI in order to receive the Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic.

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a language test developed by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and consists of a 30-40-minute interview. It is designed to assess how well a person speaks a language independently, regardless of how, where, why and for how long they have studied it.

The Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic prepares students for jobs and/or graduate programs requiring strong command of the Arabic language by providing them with an internationally-recognized marker of proficiency.​