Every year, ACTFL and LTI successfully administer tens of thousands of tests, both in the U.S. and internationally, in over 60 languages and for a broad range of needs.
ACTFL Proficiency Assessments are developed in accordance with the published ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, a national metric for measuring language competence based on the U.S. government's Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) language descriptors. ACTFL offers direct and semi-direct tests of proficiency, utilizing standardized procedures for the global assessment of functional speaking and writing ability.
Speaking tests are customized to the interests, experiences and linguistic competence of the candidate, and language production is measures holistically by determining patterns of strengths and weaknesses and by assessing the candidate's ability to use the language effectively in real-life situations.
Writing tests are designed to measure how well a person spontaneously writes in a target language and in response to real-life situations with stated desired outcomes.
All assessments are rated by language professionals that have passed the rigorous ACTFL Tester Certification Process, one of the most selective and respected language proficiency tester trainings in the world.