ACTFL OPIc - (Oral proficiency interview by computer)

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Test Description:

The OPIc is designed to rate a candidate’s speaking ability. The responses of candidates will be reviewed by The American Council on the Speaking of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) certified raters. The test is delivered by computer and is approximately 30 minutes long. You will be given anywhere from 10-15 questions, all delivered in the target language, and you will be instructed to respond in the target language.

For Each Question on the Test:

Each question presents a task and asks you for specific details that should be included in your responses. In general, be sure to:

  • Only speak in the language being tested
  • Address each part of the question
  • Speak as much as necessary to address all parts of the question

Tips to Meet the Required Passing Level:

  • Listen to each question carefully
  • Express yourself fully on a wide array of topics
  • Include details and organization when describing events and experiences
  • Have a strong command of verb tenses
  • Be able to confidently handle routine situations with complications
  • Share your point of view on complex issues when presented
  • Go through the demo test so that you are prepared and familiar with the test format before you begin the test

CLICK HERE to access a demo of the OPIc.