OPI and Proficiency Exams

Fall 2021

As the current AIS mode of instruction is in-person, all Proficiency and OPI Exams will be held in person for Fall 2021.

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

What is the OPI?

The Oral Proficiency Interview is administered to Arabic Majors and Minors, and to SFS graduate programs excluding MSFS and BSFS. MAAS students take the OPI. All exams are conducted in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to all students including native speakers of Arabic (NO EXCEPTION). Note that these exams are recorded.

If there is more than a semester gap in taking an Arabic course at GU, the student must take the placement exam before attempting the OPI.

Arabic Majors
Arabic Minors
SFS Programs (Excluding MSFS and BSFS)
Students Returning from Abroad / Non-GU Arabic Courses

Proficiency Exam

What is the Proficiency Exam?

The Arabic proficiency exams are administered ONLY to BSFS and MSFS students in the School of Foreign Service. Note that these exams are recorded.

If there is more than a semester gap in taking an Arabic course at GU, the student must take the placement exam before attempting the OPI.

BSFS Students
MSFS Students
Students Returning from Abroad / Non-GU Arabic Courses