Korea: Arabic 'Soft Option' Tops 2nd Languages on College Scholastic Aptitude Test

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Tue Jan 26 23:11:34 UTC 2010

The Chosun Ilbo


Arabic 'Soft Option' Tops 2nd Languages on CSAT


Arabic was the most popular second foreign language on the College Scholastic Aptitude Test for the first time this year. But although Arabic is included in the CSAT, there is not a single high school in Korea teaching the language. 

Of a total of 99,693 CSAT applicants, 29,278 or 29.4 percent selected Arabic in the second language section. Japanese came second with 27,465 applicants, followed by Chinese with 13,445.


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