Intermediate Arabic Proficiency Certificate

The Intermediate Arabic Proficiency Certificate* offers students a language certificate at the intermediate level as proof that they are sufficiently proficient** to interact with native speakers in a basic everyday context and within standard cultural norms, whether abroad or in the United States.

Please note that this certificate is available only to currently matriculated Drexel students.

Program Requirements

The Intermediate Arabic Proficiency Certificate* offers students a language certificate at the intermediate level as proof that they are sufficiently proficient** to interact with native speakers in a basic everyday context and within standard cultural norms, whether abroad or in the United States.

The Intermediate Arabic Certificate requires a minimum of 8.0 credits*** including the successful completion of the required course, ARBC 202. Students can choose from the following courses:8.0--20.0
Arabic I
Arabic II
Arabic III
Arabic IV
Arabic V
Advanced Writing and Speaking
Total Credits8.0-20.0
*

Only students who place at or below the ARBC 202 level are eligible for the Intermediate Arabic Proficiency Certificate.

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The proficiency certificate is based on standardized outcomes set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL, actfl.org).

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Demonstrated proficiency through Drexel's placement test in ARBC 101, ARBC 102, ARBC 103, and/or ARBC 201 may reduce the number of required credits to a minimum of 8.0. (Note that completion of placement test[s] do not count toward academic credit.)

The required credits for the certificate is determined by placement level:

*For students who place into:

101 – 20 credits

102 – 16 credits

103 – 12 credits

201 – 8 credits

202 – 8 credits (student has to take 310 as well)

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