I wanted to confirm something for people who are about to take the SCNL phone test or who are contemplating learning one. If you do pass the test the results are good for FIVE years. I found that hard to believe, but after passing the FSOT again I received the, you said you speak a language email. I replied that I had passed last year, and I heard back that they had my results and that I am good for four more years.
It is hard to believe that is the case. I know I start forgetting things after a couple of weeks of not speaking Arabic. So I guess the moral of the story is that if you really want to do this, it is probably time well spent.