The language of literature, media and education in the Arabic world can also be your major or an academic area of exploration. A Modern Language Association report ranked Arabic as the eighth-most studied language in America, with tens of thousands of college and university students enrolled in Arabic courses across the U.S. It is the fifth-most commonly spoken language in the world. That means there is a huge need for Arabic translators and interpreters. Learning the language can also be an enriching cultural experience.