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ACTFL-Sponsored Workshops

Brigham Young UniversityGlastonbury High SchoolThe Ohio State UniversityWAFLT at U of Wisconsin

ACTFL sponsored workshops feature proficiency based workshops held annually at various locations around the country and internationally in the Summer.

3rd ANNUAL 2016 ACTFL PROFICIENCY TRAINING SUMMER INSTITUTE — NOW OFFERED AT FOUR LOCATIONS!

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
GLASTONBURY HIGH SCHOOL
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
WAFLT AT U OF WISCONSIN

JUNE 7-10, 2016 & JUNE 9-10, 2016
JULY 18-19, 2016
JULY 25-28, 2016
AUGUST 2-3, 2016


SCHEDULE AND FEES

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY

Important information, please read carefully. All cancellations are subject to a $100.00 processing fee unless made within forty-eight hours of initial registration. Any cancellation made within four weeks prior to the start of the workshop will be subject to complete forfeiture of registration fee. All efforts will be made to find a substitute participant and in which case a total refund will be issued.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and other expenses. Do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive written confirmation that your language section has been filled and will be taking place. You will be notified by email once your section has been confirmed.


OPI Assessment Workshop
(4 Days)

View description and important registration prerequisite below.
Brigham Young University
June 7-10, 2016
Provo, UT  Hotel Reservations
[Fees: $750 (member);
$900 (non-member)]
CHINESE, ENGLISH, FRENCH,
JAPANESE, SPANISH
Register

MOPI Assessment Workshop
(2 Days)

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Brigham Young University - Added!
June 9-10, 2016
Provo, UT  Hotel Reservations
[Fees: $375 (member);
$450 (non-member)]
ENGLISH/MIXED LANGUAGE SOLD OUT!

MOPI Assessment Workshop
(2 Days)

View description and important registration prerequisite below.
Glastonbury High School - New for 2016!
July 18-19, 2016
Glastonbury, CT  Hotel Reservations
[Fees: $375 (member);
$450 (non-member)]
ENGLISH/MIXED LANGUAGE, FRENCH, SPANISH Register

OPI Assessment Workshop
(4 Days)

View description and important registration prerequisite below.
The Ohio State University - New for 2016!
July 25-28, 2016
Columbus, OH  Hotel Reservations
[Fees: $750 (member);
$900 (non-member)]
ARABIC, ENGLISH/MIXED LANGUAGE, FRENCH, SPANISH Register

MOPI Assessment Workshop
(2 Days)

View description and important registration prerequisite below.
WAFLT at U of Wisconsin - New for 2016!
August 2-3, 2016
Madison, WI  Hotel Reservations
[Fees: $375 (member);
$450 (non-member)]
ENGLISH/MIXED LANGUAGE, FRENCH, GERMAN and SPANISH Register

DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH WORKSHOP

OPI ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP (4 DAYS)

Prerequisite: Affiliation with an academic institution as defined by ACTFL, undergraduate degree in a related field, minimal proficiency level of Advanced Mid in the language of training.

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop is a four-day professional development workshop designed to introduce language educators to the Oral Proficiency Interview, the ACTFL rating scale, and the techniques for conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews. In daily plenary presentations, participants address general concepts and strategies for oral proficiency testing. This information is then reinforced and practiced in language-specific break-out sessions by observing model interviews, participating in hands-on rating activities, and conducting and rating live practice interviews. These practice interviews and ratings are discussed and critiqued in the language-specific groups. Following the workshop, eligible participants may pursue Limited or Full OPI Tester Certification (must have Superior level proficiency to apply).

MOPI ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP (2 DAYS)

Prerequisite: Affiliation with an academic institution as defined by ACTFL, undergraduate degree in a related field, minimal proficiency level of Intermediate High in the language of training.

The Modified OPI Workshop is an intensive two or three-day introduction to the techniques of administering and rating the Oral Proficiency Interview at the Novice and Intermediate levels. The rating scale and techniques for eliciting a ratable sample are highlighted in daily plenary sessions and then reinforced in language-specific break-out sessions. Participants have the opportunity to observe live demonstration interviews conducted by their trainer. Under the trainer’s supervision, they then conduct their own practice interviews with volunteer candidates. Following the workshop, eligible participants may pursue Limited OPI Tester Certification (must have Advanced Mid level proficiency to apply).


Housing Information

Brigham Young University

Less than 1 mile from campus:

  1. Courtyard Marriott
  2. Springhill Suites

Less than 2 miles from campus:

  1. Days Inn
  2. Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
  3. Residence Inn Marriott

Glastonbury High School

  1. Homewood Suites Hilton Discounted Rooms
    • Group Name:  ACTFL MOPI  (guests should refer to this group name if calling the hotel to book within the block)
    • Cutoff Date:  6/17/2016

The Ohio State University

  1. Hilton Garden Inn & Suites Discounted Rooms for July 24-28
    • Group Name:  ACTFL2  (guests should refer to this group name if calling the hotel to book within the block)
    • Cutoff Date:  6/24/2016

WAFLT at U of Wisconsin

  1. Hampton Inn Discounted Rooms
    • Group Name:  ACTFL MOPI  (guests should refer to this group name if calling the hotel to book within the block)
    • Cutoff Date:  7/01/2016
  2. Lowell Center Discounted Rooms
    • Group Name: ACTFLRB (guests should refer to this group name if calling the hotel to book within the block)