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ACTFL-Sponsored Workshops

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

2ND ANNUAL ACTFL PROFICIENCY TRAINING SUMMER INSTITUTE -NOW OFFERED AT TWO LOCATIONS!

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY: JUNE 9-12, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: JUNE 22-25, 2015

SCHEDULE AND FEES:

OPI Assessment Workshop (4 days)

See below for description and important registration prerequisite
Brigham Young University
June 9-12
Provo, Utah

Fees: $750 (member); $900 (non-member)
 
CHINESE, ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN,  JAPANESE, PORTUGUESE, RUSSIAN, SPANISH Register

 

MOPI Assessment Workshop (2 days)

See below for description and important registration prerequisite
Brigham Young University
June 11-12
Provo, Utah

Fees: $375 (member); $450 (non-member)
 
ENGLISH/MIXED LANGUAGE Register

 

OPI Assessment Workshop (4 days)

See below for description and important registration prerequisite
University of Maryland
June 22-25
College Park, MD

Fees: $750 (member); $900 (non-member)
 
ARABIC, CHINESE,ENGLISH/MIXED LANGUAGE, FRENCH, ITALIAN, *PERSIAN RUSSIAN, SPANISH Register

*Persian section open to Persian speakers and those wishing to pursue certification. Please note workshop will be conducted in English with predominantly English materials.

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.

(Please 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.)

BYU Hotels:

Less than 1 mile from campus:
Courtyard Marriott
Springhill Suites

Less than 2 miles from campus:
Days Inn
Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Residence Inn Marriott

College Park Hotels:

Less than 1 mile from campus:
Best Western Plus College Park Hotel
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Clarion Inn & Fundome - College Park
Quality Inn & Suites

Less than 2 miles from campus:
Comfort Inn & Suites Near University of Maryland


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
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).