LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is taken by students who are planning to student teach in a language. The test must be completed in order to move forward with student teaching plans. The test can be completed over the phone with a live proctor or on the computer with a pre-recorded proctor.
In order to take the OPI, students must complete an on-line application at least two weeks prior to their desired test date. Go to https://www.languagetesting.com/login-and-registration and click on "Search for your institution or school program" in the upper right corner to register and schedule the test. There is a fee for this test; that cost will be shown when you register.
It is highly recommended that students complete a practice OPI before signing up for the actual test. Practice tests are administered by a department faculty member.
Tests need to be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m (last exam).
When registering for the OPI, you will need to select Grand Valley State University, Allendale Campus as your test site.
Test Proctor Information:
Please contact one of the following professors to schedule a practice exam:
Professor Vrooman email@example.com
Professor Fidalgo-Eick firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Bret Linford email@example.com
Professor Pettes-Guikema firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Koehler email@example.com
Professor Neitzert firstname.lastname@example.org
Score reporting varies based on which OPI a student takes, however, students must receive an AL (Advanced Low), Q (Qualified), or A (Advanced Low Equivalent) to move on to student teaching. All other scores will not count and students will be asked to re-test before beginning student teaching.
For more detailed information regarding the OPI, please visit the Language Testing International website.