Provides an understanding of the Arabic language and Arab cultures and develops the communicative and intercultural competencies integral to actively participate in a diverse global society. The Arabic Studies Certificate of Achievement prepares students to reach the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language’s (ACTFL) Intermediate Mid proficiency level, at which speakers can successfully handle everyday communicative tasks. Graduates wishing to pursue higher levels of proficiency may transfer most if not all of the course work.
- Initiate, conduct, and terminate context-specific conversations with Arabic speakers at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language’s Intermediate Mid-level.
- Interpret written and spoken Arabic from authentic sources at the Intermediate Mid-level.
- Synthesize multiple Arabic-language sources and produce formal and informal audiovisual and textual presentational materials.
- Distinguish and explain linguistic and cultural differences among Arabic-speaking communities.
- Compare and contrast American mainstream culture with a variety of Arabic-speaking cultures.
Future Arabic interpretation or translation work