ACTFL offers the OPI & WPT SOBL in 24 less commonly taught and assessed languages including: Albanian, Amharic, Bengali/Bangla, Bosnia/Croatian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Dari, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Swahili, Tamil, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba.
ACTFL's goal is to increase access to the Seal of Biliteracy for learners of less commonly taught/tested languages. If you would like to suggest a language for development, please visit the ACTFL test development request form.
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for the Seal of Biliteracy
The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for the Seal of Biliteracy (SOBL) assesses how well a person speaks a language. It is an assessment of the Interpersonal Listening and Speaking mode of communication. It is a 20 to 25-minute one-on-one interview between a certified ACTFL tester and test taker. It is interactive, continuously adapting to each test taker and their speaking abilities. The speaker’s language ability is compared to the criteria outlined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Speaking, and then a proficiency rating is awarded.