May 19, 2013

ACTFL Summer OPI Assessment Workshop at Middlebury College


The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is proudly announcing the summer OPI assessment workshop that will be held at Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, from July 18-21, 2013 for the following languages: Spanish, Hebrew, German, French, Portuguese, and Chinese.

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop is a four-day course in professional development to introduce language educators to the Oral Proficiency Interview, ACTFL rating scale and techniques for conducting and evaluating oral proficiency interviews.

The workshop consists of daily plenary presentations which are then reinforced by practical, language-specific, break-out sessions. These sessions utilize model interviews, hands-on rating activities and live practice in conducting and rating mock interviews. The practice interviews and their respective ratings are then critiqued and discussed within language-specific focus groups. Upon completion of the workshop program, eligible participants may pursue OPI Tester Certification.

Participation in the workshop helps teachers understand the essential elements of teaching and testing for proficiency. In learning the assessment method most widely used today in the U.S., teachers are more aptly prepared to evaluate a student’s speaking ability and determine if pupils have achieved a specific benchmark level in accordance with individual districts or states.

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