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Listening Proficiency Test

The Listening Proficiency Test (LPT) is an on-demand test that measures your listening comprehension in a particular language. Candidates listen to a number of passages and answer related multiple choice questions. It is a 50 minute test taken online.


The ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LPT) is an online assessment of listening proficiency. LPTs measure how well a person understands spoken discourse as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012-Listening. The ACTFL LPT is appropriate for a variety of assessment purposes:

  •   Entrance and Exit Requirements

  •   Placement

  •   Program Evaluation and Performance

  •   Teacher Credentialing

  •   Research

  •   Employment Selection 

Appropriate for:

Secondary (grades 11-12), Higher Education and beyond.

Test Length:

50 minutes for a two-level test (A, B, C & D); 75 minutes for a three-level test (E, F & G*); 125 minutes for a for-level test (H**).

Test Format:

The LPT consists of recorded passages at specific levels of proficiency. Each passage has three questions with four multiple-choice answers.

Test Content:

Range of informal/formal speech on general, social, and academic topics, such as daily interactions, reports, discussions and broadcasts.


English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Arabic and Mandarin will be introduced in 2015

*This is a semi-adaptive version of the test designed to start at Advanced Low and is based on the candidate response.

The test offers higher or lower level tasks. This is the test to choose if the student’s proficiency is unknown and/or the instructor would like to give all of his or her students the same test and not select ranges individually, etc. ** This is the full-range test. 

Test Length: minutes

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