Hello All, My DD is an incoming freshman and just completed SLI (summer language institute) in Arabic and received a 1 on her OPIc in a critical language, her professor told them to maybe expect a 0 or 0+. She is very happy with her results. My question is on another issue, as a language major she also have to take up a second language. She wants to be a civil affairs officer after she graduates, she had 4 years of Spanish in high school. We were discussing what her options were last night, I hear that is she takes Spanish, which is not a critical language for the Army, she would have to score a 4/4 for it to be recognized (credited, not sure of the correct for the Army). The school also teaches Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, German, French, Italian and Latin. I told her to speak to her ROO when school starts but I was wondering if anyone her has any knowledge of this subject area or is a former civilian affairs person. Her chief concern is she's not sure if the wants to study another language that is far removed from English, Arabic is called a Type 4 language ( the most unlike English) and requires a lot of time. Thanks in Advance.