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Winter Institute Workshops

ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research, and Development (CARD) is happy to announce its 2020 Proficiency & Performance Winter Institute! Registration is open for all workshops listed. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a section has filled, any additional interested registrants will be wait listed in case of an opening. All workshop sections must also meet minimum registration requirements to be confirmed, and ACTFL reserves to right to cancel a section if minimum registration is not met.

Please take a few minutes to read all information below before making your registration.

Please do not make any non-refundable travel and lodging arrangements until receiving confirmation from ACTFL regarding registration requirements for your language section. PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and other expenses.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

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, in which case a total refund will be issued.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Please note that early bird registration deadlines are two months before the start of a workshop and regular registration deadlines are one month before the start of a workshop.

Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC)

2-day Modified OPI Assessment Workshop

March 7-8, 2020
(Deadline for registration: February 8, 2020)

Mixed Languages (conducted in English)

FEE: $500 (Early bird)/$550 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $400 (Early bird)/$450 (Regular)


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AAPPL Familiarization Workshop

March 7, 2020
(Deadline for registration: February 8, 2020)

This workshop will be conducted in English and is open to educators of any target language. - Cancelled

FEE: $250 (Early bird)/$275 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $200 (Early bird)/$250 (Regular)


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Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Spartanburg
Arrival Date: 06-Mar-2020
Departure Date: 09-Mar-2020

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  1. After completing the workshop, participants will be eligible to pursue ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, if desired. Participants may apply for certification in any language regardless of the language of training.
  2. Registrants intending to apply for Full OPI Tester Certification must participate in a 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop.
  3. Registrants intending to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification may participate in either a 4-day OPI Assessment or 2-day Modified OPI Assessment Workshop.
  4. For more information on ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, visit:
  5. If you wish to add your name to an already sold out session in a workshop, please write to with your name and the desired session(s).

IMPORTANT: As prerequisite to qualify to attend all workshops above as well as apply for ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, registrants must be affiliated with an academic institution as defined by ACTFL, have an undergraduate degree in a related field, and have a minimal proficiency level of Advanced in the language of training. An academic institution is an accredited school, college, or university where foreign languages are taught. The term affiliation with an academic institution is defined as a current faculty and/or staff member who is involved in the instruction or evaluation of language students. Private language companies that offer translation services or language testing do not qualify under ACTFL's definition of an academic institution. Also, private for-profit companies do not qualify.

Registration fees do not include any travel, lodging, personal meal, or personal expenses related to participation in the workshop. The cost for registration is determined by ACTFL membership status. ACTFL members may register at discounted rates and will need to provide the ACTFL Membership ID to qualify for discounted rates. To retrieve membership information or for issues with your registration, contact ACTFL's Membership Department at: or (703) 894-2900. To sign up for/renew ACTFL membership, contact our membership department or visit For additional information, please contact

*ACTFL does not directly endorse or sponsor any hotel or lodging option listed. Other options may also be available near the workshop sites. For more information on each hotel, reviews, and prices, to help choose your lodging, we recommend visiting: or other hotel/lodging search engines and review sites.