ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Exam Information Sheet

FORMAT:

We are an official testing site for Language Testing International (LTI) and we proctor the following ACTFL Speaking and Writing Proficiency Tests:

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
The Oral Proficiency Interview is a carefully structured, 20-30 minute telephone interview between an ACTFL Certified Tester and a candidate. The interview is interactive and adaptive to the experiences and linguistic competence of the candidate. The digitally recorded sample is double rated and an Official ACTFL OPI Certificate, stating the candidate's proficiency level, is issued to the candidate.

ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)
The ACTFL WPT is a timed 90-minute test delivered in test booklet form.  The candidate responds to all prompts in the target language, while prompts are always in English to avoid providing the candidate with relevant vocabulary to answer the prompt. This is a proctored, standardized test for global assessment of functional writing ability, measuring how well a person writes in a language. Candidate's writing samples are double rated and an official ACTFL WPT Certificate, stating the candidate's proficiency level, is issued.

Please note:  Effective October 1, 2014, we will no longer administer the OPIc (computer-based oral proficiency) or iWPT (computer-based writing proficiency.

FEE:

Our test proctoring fees are:

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) - $25.00
ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) - $55.00*

*This is the $45.00 test proctoring fee + a shipping fee of $10.00 Please note: These fees are payable to the University of Washington at the time of testing, in cash or check only. Credit cards are NOT accepted. (Our test proctoring fees are separate from the exam fee that you will pay directly to Language Testing International, the ACTFL test company.)

REGISTRATION:

Washington State applicants can register for an ACTFL proficiency exam by visiting Language Testing International at http://www.languagetesting.com/.
TEST SCHEDULE: Tests are scheduled by individual appointment, Monday-Thursday, during regular office hours. Once you have registered through Language Testing International and they have sent your registration details to us, you may then contact our office to schedule your appointment.
RESULTS: Once your application has been processed you will be sent an email with your confirmed test date, time, and other test instructions. The email will provide you with a unique ID and PASSWORD to access your test information and status on the LTI Test Candidate Website. Please retain this important email and website information for your records as you will use this website and secure password to verify the date and time of your OPI and check the status of your test result. You will also be able to print your Official ACTFL OPI Certificate from the candidate website.

ON THE DAY OF THE TEST:

The examinee must bring picture identification, and the appropriate proctoring fee.

No aids are permitted during the test. You may not bring dictionaries, books, scratch paper, calculators, or notebooks with you on the day of the test.

QUESTIONS:

For questions, contact Language Testing International at admin@languagetesting.com or 1-800-486-8444.

Should I take the ACTFL?

The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board requires passage of the ACTFL® proficiency tests as part of an application for the Designated World Language and Bilingual Education endorsements. For the most current information on test requirements for the specific endorsement you are seeking, go to http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/teachertesting.aspx or call 360-725-6400 or 360-725-6275.

For information about ACTFL proficiency assessments, the application process, and testing procedures, please read the ACTFL Proficiency Assessments Brochure for Prospective Washington Teachers available through the links at http://www.languagetesting.com/acad_wa1.cfm.

If you have questions, please contact admin@languagetesting.com.

 

 

 

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the OEA Testing Center at (206) 543-1171 or via email at oeatests@u.washington.edu before registering for the test.