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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. SEAL OF BILITERACY GUIDELINES RELEASED

    SEAL OF BILITERACY GUIDELINES RELEASED
    ACTFL, the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL), and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English...
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  4. ACTFL CONDUCTS KEY STUDY ON LISTENING & READING

    ACTFL is currently is undertaking an important study to determine the listening and reading proficiency levels that may be attained after several years of college language study. With the 2012 revision of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the development of ACTFL Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests (LPTs and RPTs) in a number of languages, measurement of listening and reading proficiency levels...
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  5. LTI UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

    Earlier this year LTI unveiled its newly re-designed website aimed to better serve the thousands of individuals and clients, in more than 40 countries who rely on ACTFL-developed and rated tests. “The site has been completely revamped to better communicate and illustrate the valuable information our clients, proctors, and test candidates rely on”, says CEO, Robert Katz. “Since the...
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