ACTFL

  1. 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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  2. ACTFL Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with University of Guadalajara

    ACTFL Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with University of Guadalajara
    GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Earlier this month, The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announced a strategic international partnership to expand and enhance foreign language collaboration at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. ACTFL and the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (CUCSH) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation initiating a new educational alliance to support academic research...
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  3. 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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  4. Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising

    Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising
    Today's job market is desperate for graduates who speak multiple languages. “Languages are always good for us,” says Julia McDonald, head of talent acquisition for EMEA at Infosys. English is the company’s common language, “but our clients often want people that can speak their local language,” Julia says. Mark Davies, employer relations manager at London’s Imperial College Business School, says...
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  5. 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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  6. The English Dialect: An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success

    The English Dialect:  An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success
    Languages evolve, that's nothing new. However, the English language has its own subset of terminology that native English speakers have adopted and put into use practically on every level - when speaking casually and in business settings. It's becoming increasingly more difficult for people abroad to understand the "real" English. A Spanish student in Denmark remarked to another researcher: “Now it’s...
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  7. What "YOU" Need to Say In a Job Interview

    What "YOU" Need to Say In a Job Interview
    Job seekers place too much focus on answering the hard interview questions that they forget something very important: They need to ask questions, too.  Asking the right questions at an interview is important for many reasons. But here’s 2 important ones! First, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as a candidate for the role you’re interviewing for. Second, you...
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  8. Talking Toys: Helping or Hurting Young Language Learners?

    Talking Toys: Helping or Hurting Young Language Learners?
    A new and very interesting study in JAMA Pediatrics discovered that toys marketed as language promoters don’t prove to be so in most cases. In fact, the study found that these toys in fact, hindered the language learning process in young children. Professor Anna Sosa, of Northern Arizona University, led the study and provided participating families three different types...
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  9. 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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  10. Measuring English Proficiency in Real-World Situations

    Measuring English Proficiency in Real-World Situations
    Trust — but verify. We trust that English language learners are gaining something through their studies, but how do we verify what they actually can do with their language skills? We may believe that a job candidate has the language ability to take a certain position, but where is the proof? The answer comes through evaluation of language proficiency...
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