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.
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.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|ARAB 301||Reading and Composition||3|
|ARAB 302||Reading and Composition II||3|
|ARAB 321||Business Arabic||3|
|ARAB 323||Media Arabic||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||12|
In order to be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Arabic, students must take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) test and be rated a ranking of at least "Advanced Low."