French is widely spoken on five continents and in many countries and is among the principal languages of diplomacy and important international organizations. Emory's Certificate in French Oral Proficiency will build your foundational knowledge of the language and emphasis will be placed on conversational skills. Students will work with an experienced language instructor, as a learning partner, from the course inception through the capstone. Upon completion of all coursework, students will complete a capstone course to prepare them for the oral proficiency exam. The proficiency exam is based on criteria set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), which is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. Credit for previous courses may apply. Placement tests for students with some language experience will be available.
Testing for Proficiency
The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview
As the demand for proficiency testing expands in both the academic and professional communities, the ACTFL Certified Testing Program, now in its 20th year, continues to distinguish itself as the nation's most recognized and comprehensive.
Uses of the OPI
The ACTFL OPI is currently used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies, and private corporations for purposes such as: academic placement, student assessment, program evaluation, professional certification, hiring and promotional qualification.
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