Arabic Language and Culture Certificate

This certificate consists of 3 courses in Arabic Language and Culture. Each course is 1 full semester in length – completing the certificate will take a minimum of 3 consecutive semesters. Successful completion of the first two courses in this certificate (ARA1120C and 1121C) satisfy Florida’s foreign language admission requirement.

Each course is online and regular internet connectivity is required.

Course # Arabic Language and Culture Certificate Semester hours
ARA 1120C Beginning Arabic Language and Culture I 4
ARA 1121C Beginning Arabic Language and Culture II 4
ARA 2200C Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture I 4


Military Friendly SchoolThis three-course, 12 semester hour certificate program incorporates the five C's (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities) set forth in Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, 2006, which is endorsed by the National Capital Language Resource Center and the American Association of Teachers of Arabic.

The first course starts at the introductory level and there is no prerequisite knowledge of Arabic Language or Culture required. The course has a mix of culture with basic language component development through drill and practice and interaction with the instructor using web collaboration software.

The second and third courses are also tied to culture but include the CD-ROM based material and Elluminate web conferencing to create a live virtual classroom that assists students in sentence structure and conversational Arabic development.

The Arabic Language and Culture program, Arabic I, II, and Intermediate Arabic I, should provide the opportunity for you to gain an excellent grasp of the Arabic Language and Culture. The program is designed so that you will learn to read and write the Arabic alphabet, to speak simple words and phrases, and to enter into simple conversations. This will be accomplished through listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. You will learn about significant aspects of the cultures of the different countries and regions that comprise the Arab world. In Arabic Language and Culture II and Intermediate Arabic I, the emphasis will be on strengthening and expanding language skills while continuing to learn about the culture as it is viewed from different perspectives. Using CD-ROM and other software in coursework, you will be able to build on your knowledge base in Arabic vocabulary and pronunciation skills.

While this program is not designed to reach the fluency level of the Arabic language, your focus and commitment on positive learning outcomes should provide the language skills necessary to communicate with Arab speaking people throughout the world.


Arabic Language and Culture Certificate: The courses that comprise the Arabic Language and Culture certificate are $875.48 PER COURSE which includes the online campus fee.


Getting Started

If you would like to enroll in the Spring Semester 2014, course commencing January 6, 2014, please follow these steps:

  1. Send an email to requesting enrollment in the course.
  2. IF not already a UWF student - Complete the Non-Degree Seeking Student Documentation form at: New Student Online Application (Item #5 - Semester of Enrollment - indicate "Spring 2014" Item #13 - What is your area of study - please select "English and Foreign Languages - Undergraduate Level Courses"). (There is no fee for this application).
  3. Complete the Supplemental Application for Online Programs form at: Online Student Supplemental Application (There is no fee for this application).

After these steps are completed and applications have been processed, you will be enrolled and notified by e-mail.

Students interested in participating in the certificate should contact John Carey ( - 850.473.7209 or 1.888.529.1823 (Toll Free).

Military: Request Tuition Assistance and fax the approved TA voucher to (fax) 850-474-2134; or scan and e-mail to Personnel using GI Bill benefits should contact the UWF Veterans Service Office(850-474-2262/2240) for application information and procedures. Other payment options include Visa/MC via the UWF Cashier(850-474-3110).

We look forward to assisting you in this exciting program. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions or need assistance. John Carey, Coordinator, Arabic Program, (850) 473-7209 -