Oral Proficiency Interview – (OPI)

The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) measures your ability to speak in a particular language. It is an unscripted, approximately, 30 minute conversation on the phone with a Certified ACTFL Tester.

The flagship of ACTFL assessments is the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). The ACTFL OPI is an internationally recognized, valid and reliable assessment of speaking proficiency. Interactive and adaptive, the OPI is a 20-30 minute telephone interview between an ACTFL Certified Tester and the test candidate. The OPI assesses speaking proficiency across the full range of the ACTFL scale, from Novice through Superior. All tests are rated by ACTFL Certified Testers according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 - Speaking.

The ACTFL OPI is appropriate for a variety of assessment purposes including:
Entrance and Exit Requirements
College Credit- Official OPI ratings are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education Program Evaluation and Performance

Employment Selection and more.

Appropriate for:

Secondary, Higher Education and beyond

Test Length:

20-30 minutes

Test Format:

The ACTFL OPI is a live, telephonic interview between an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester and a candidate.

Test Content:

Content is adapted to the candidate’s academic, professional, and personal experiences.


The ACTFL OPI is available in 100+ languages, with new languages are being added regularly. For a current list of languages, please visit www.languagetesting.com 

Test Length

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) - Language Testing International

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