The ACTFL LPT is currently available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The LPT Format
The LPT is developed in partnership with the Institute for Test Research and Test Development (ITT). The test presents between 10 to 25 listening passages spoken in the target language being assessed. Listening passages vary in genre, content, length, and complexity depending on the level being assessed. Each passage is followed by three multiple-choice questions, written in the target language. A demo test is available online. Sample transcripts from listening passages with rationales for their proficiency levels are available in the LPT Familiarization Guide. Sample audio clips for the following languages are also available in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012- Listening: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Get recognized for your language skills
Secure authenticated Credly digital badges are issued to students in higher education institutions and adults who complete a qualifying ACTFL assessment. Digital badges can be used to enhance online profiles, resume, email signatures, and to provide evidence of language proficiency to academic institutions or employers.