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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Protests Spark at U.S. Colleges Over Micro-Aggressions

    Protests Spark at U.S. Colleges Over Micro-Aggressions
    In recent months there have protests at college campuses across the nation calling attention to a previously little-known term: "micro-aggressions," commonly defined as routine verbal and non-verbal slights and harassment (often based on race and gender but also including age, sexual orientation and disability) that is typically unintentional but nonetheless hurtful. Calls for colleges and universities to implement training...
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  4. 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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  5. HAPPIER HOLIDAYS FOR MULTILINGUAL BUSINESSES'

    HAPPIER HOLIDAYS FOR MULTILINGUAL BUSINESSES'
    During the holiday season many retailers, both at the store-level and online, find that communicating with customers in their native language to be a challenge. Selecting which languages communicate in for both employees and website retailers, should reflect your product’s market opportunities and long-term goals. Using backend technologies like geolocation or tracking of billing addresses help identify the origin of...
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  6. Groundbreaking Study from ACTFL Measures Listening and Reading

    Groundbreaking Study from ACTFL Measures Listening and Reading
    Fifty years ago, John B. Carroll undertook a landmark study analyzing the oral proficiency of students in language programs in the United States. The often-cited article on his research, “Foreign Language Proficiency Levels Attained by Language Majors Near Graduation from College,” appeared in Foreign Language Annals in 1967—the first year of the journal’s publication. The impact on the language education...
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  7. Foreign Language Proficiency Exam

    Foreign Language Proficiency Exam
    There are many reasons you and your organization may want someone to take a foreign language proficiency exam. Perhaps you are working with particular ethnic communities within your own country, or maybe you need to communicate with firms overseas. Your company may be expanding and opening offices around the world. Whatever the reason may be, having an accurate understanding of...
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  8. The Growing Demand for a Multilingual Workforce

    The Growing Demand for a Multilingual Workforce
    With the growing demand for multilingual in today’s increasingly globalizing world, listing “fluency” in several languages on one’s resume has become a significant advantage for job seekers. What does it actually mean when someone says that they are fluent, though? How can companies be sure that the people they are hiring actually have the requisite language skills to fulfill their...
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  9. 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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  10. Using Real-World Tasks to Assess Student Performance

    Using Real-World Tasks to Assess Student Performance
    Aimee Mack came to a quick realization last spring as she and colleagues pored over Connecticut’s new teacher evaluation system: Their jobs would depend on being able to share evidence of their language learners’ growth with the entire school community. “We knew that as a department we were going to be looking at data as part of our evaluation,” says...
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