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 (www.languagetesting.com/login-and-registration) application at least two weeks prior to their desired test date. The fee for the test is $68 (computer) and $139 (phone). Additional scoring packages may also be purchased.
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 4:00 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:
Academic Department Coordinator
Please contact one of the following professors to schedule a practice exam:
Professor Vrooman firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Fidalgo-Eick email@example.com
Professor Pettes-Guikema firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Smith 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.