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.​

ARAB 301Reading and Composition3
ARAB 302Reading and Composition II3
ARAB 321Business Arabic3
ARAB 323Media Arabic3
Total Semester Credit Hours12

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."