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  1. ACTFL's MARTHA G. ABBOTT APPOINTED TO NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION BOARD

    ALEXANDRIA, VA -- ACTFL Executive Director Martha G. Abbott has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Security Education Board. “It is truly an honor to be appointed by the President to serve in this capacity on the National Security Education Board advising on the important work of building our nation's linguistic and cultural capacity,” Abbott said. “We...
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  2. THE OPIc ARRIVES IN CHINA

    THE OPIc ARRIVES IN CHINA
    The Oral Proficiency Interview computer system (OPIc), developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), was recently introduced in Shanghai to assist those seeking employment with international companies to demonstrate their proficiency. Currently, the OPIc covers 13 languages and five of them, English, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish, are now available in China. “The system was introduced in China because it...
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  3. ACTFL ESTABLISHES CENTER FOR ASSESSMENT, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announces the establishment of the ACTFL Center for Assessment, Research and Development. The ACTFL Board of Directors approved the proposal for the Center during its May 13-15 annual meeting. The mission of the Center is to support PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education in areas...
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  4. IMPROVEMENTS TO AAPPL SHORTEN TEST SEGMENTS

    IMPROVEMENTS TO AAPPL SHORTEN TEST SEGMENTS
    Starting April 1, 2016, ACTFL has launched new updates to AAPPL, The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages. The changes shorten test segments by 10 minutes and impacts all three current levels that include: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Due to these improvements, the test segments are now 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes. Each level (Novice, Intermediate, and...
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  5. ACTFL RECEIVES ACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO NEW TESTS!

    ACTFL RECEIVES ACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO NEW TESTS!
    LTI is happy to report that ACTFL has once again received credit recommendations by The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE) for the following: OPI, OPIC, WPT and for the first time, both the Reading and Listening Proficiency Tests (RPT and LPT). “ACTFL is extremely pleased with the renewal of college credit recommendations for ACTFL speaking and...
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  6. LTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHINESE PARTNER

    LTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHINESE PARTNER
    Earlier this month, Chinese Testing International (CTI) became LTI’s exclusive distributor for the delivery of ACTFL Assessments in the People’s Republic of China. This agreement brings forth significant opportunities for all parties, in all markets, including commercial, government and educational fields. The agreement also adds to the expanding distributor list that is a main focus of LTI in 2016 and beyond...
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  7. CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS

    CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS
    Credu, our parent company, has undergone a re-branding that will change its official corporate name to Multicampus Co., Ltd. effective March 11, 2016. Credu however, will remain as a brand name in the online education division of Multicampus. The name change and re-brand comes over a period of time that saw the acquisitions and partnering of Foreign Language Proficiency Testing...
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  8. IIE RELEASES OPEN DOORS 2015 DATA

    IIE RELEASES OPEN DOORS 2015 DATA
    The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years—10%, to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014–15 academic year, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released last month. Enrollments in intensive English programs grew even faster—13.3% (from 43,456 students to 49,233). The...
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  9. MICHIGAN NOW REQUIRES ACTFL TESTS FOR TEACHER CREDENTIALING

    MICHIGAN NOW REQUIRES ACTFL TESTS FOR TEACHER CREDENTIALING
    Language Testing International (LTI) is pleased to announce that Michigan is now the 26th state requiring ACTFL tests for Teacher Credentialing.  We have moved steadily forward, adding OPIc and ProFluent+ to many states that have previously only accepted the OPI. Additionally, we are continually adding new states to our growing list overall. The addition of Michigan means that the state will now require OPI or...
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  10. IS LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF SERVICES A NEW BANKING TREND?

    IS LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF SERVICES A NEW BANKING TREND?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ordering GE Capital Retail Bank (GE Capital), known as Synchrony Bank, to "cough up" $225 million to consumers who were victims of illegal and discriminatory credit card practices. GE Capital must refund $56 million to approximately 638,000 customers who were subject to these deceptive marketing practices. In light of these developments many banks...
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