American Council on Education – (ACE CREDIT)

ACE Credit Recommendation for ACTFL Ratings

ACTFL assessments have been favorably reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. This means that students who have proficiency in many world languages may have the opportunity to be awarded college credit for that competency, whether they learned the language in a classroom or non-classroom setting.

Credit is available through LTI for proficiency in the following languages:

Akan-Twi, Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian (Khmer), Cantonese, Czech, Dari, Dutch, English, French, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba.

Summary of ACE Credit Recommendations* for Official ACTFL Ratings

ACE Chart

The 10 ACTFL language proficiency ratings are: Superior, Advanced High, Advanced Mid, Advanced Low, Intermediate High, Intermediate Mid, Intermediate Low, Novice High, Novice Mid and Novice Low.
* Credit Recommendations are based on a semester hour.
LD = Lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category. UD= Upper division baccalaureate degree category.

To Measure Language Proficiency Gained through Non-Traditional Means

Because ACTFL® assessments are holistic, they measure language proficiency regardless of where or how it is gained. In addition to measuring proficiency acquired through traditional academic environments, ACTFL’s OPI®, OPIc® and WPT recognize speaking and writing competencies gained outside of traditional academic settings.

ACTFL and LTI continually work to expand the scope of language testing. In this way, students of less commonly taught languages are provided with the same testing opportunities as those available to students of French, German, and Spanish.

About ACE

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for ACTFL OPI, OPIc, and WPT. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For a helpful brochure about ACE CREDIT, please click here.

For information on obtaining college credit through ACE, please click here »

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