This workshop introduces the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and techniques of administering and rating the OPI, including its applications in the language classroom.* Participants observe and conduct practice interviews at Novice and Intermediate proficiency levels. Participation in a Virtual MOPI Assessment Workshop is the first step towards becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester with Limited Certification. (Although this workshop is similar to the in-person, 2-day MOPI workshop, it includes additional content).
The format of the course is a hybrid of asynchronous course work (on-demand modules via ACTFL's Learning Management System) and synchronous videoconferencing meetings with a facilitator. The last week of the course includes the practice interviews with feedback and discussion from the facilitator and other participants. (Total of 25 hours of professional development)
Please Note: This workshop is entirely in English (on-demand modules and live discussion and interview sessions).This course is very content-heavy. Make sure to plan on at least seven hours per week outside of the zoom sessions to make sure you have sufficient time to complete each module on time. The online modules close after the last day of Zoom interviews. You must complete all online modules and attend all Zoom sessions in their entirety to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification. Following completion of this workshop, you are eligible to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification in the language of your choice (it is not required to be English).
*Please note that this workshop is based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012.
Workshop Schedule: January 8 - February 11, 2024
Monday, January 8 – Thursday, January 18: Complete Modules 1-3
Thursday, January 18 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time: Zoom Discussion Session
Friday, January 19 – Thursday, February 1: Complete Modules 4-5
Thursday, February 1 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time: Zoom Discussion Session and Exemplar Interview
Saturday, February 3 at 11:00am – 5:15pm Eastern Time: Day 1 Zoom Interview Sessions
Sunday, February 4 at 11:00am - 5:15pm Eastern Time: Day 2 Zoom Interview Sessions
IMPORTANT: Each participant will be asked to identify one volunteer interviewee at the Novice - Intermediate level for the language of their cohort (English). According to best practice, this volunteer will be interviewed by a different participant within the cohort. Volunteer interviewees are provided a $25 Amazon gift card if they are scheduled and complete a mock interview.
Monday, February 5 - Sunday, February 11: Complete all course
modules, including Module 6, Summative Knowledge Check, Workshop
On-Demand Module Content and Approximate Time Commitment
|Module 1: Introduction to the OPI Familiarization Workshop
|Module 2: Proficiency, the OPI, the ACTFL Rating Scale, and the Assessment Criteria
|Module 3: The Sublevels, the Structure of the OPI, and Effective Elicitation
|Module 4: Applications and Implications of the OPI
|Module 5: Additional Preparation for OPI Testing
|Module 6: Certification Pathway
Member Rate: Membership dues must be paid prior to registering for the workshop to register at the member rate. Please note, ACTFL will not refund the difference for those who register at the nonmember rate and then later join ACTFL. ACTFL membership fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
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