Virtual OPI Assessment Workshop - July 2024

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 all proficiency levels, Novice - Superior. Participation in a Virtual OPI Assessment Workshop is the first step towards becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester with either Limited or Full Certification

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. Although this workshop is similar to the in-person, 4-day OPI workshop, it includes additional content. (Total of 30 hours of professional development)

IMPORTANT: The on-demand modules and live sessions are in English, however, 
completing the workshop will allow you to apply for OPI Tester Certification in the language of your choice. Please keep in mind that we recommend at least Advanced level proficiency in English to gain the most out of the workshop.

Additionally, if enough educators of Arabic, Chinese, French, or Spanish register for the workshop to create a full cohort of 10 participants, we will convert the cohort from "English/Mixed Languages" to one of those languages (whereby the modules are still in English, but the live Zoom sessions are language-specific).

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 one week 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 OPI Tester Certification. Following completion of this workshop, you are eligible to apply for OPI Tester Certification in the language of your choice. 

Workshop Schedule: Monday, July 1 - Sunday, August 11, 2024

Participants Complete Modules 1, 2, 3  Monday, July 1 – Saturday, July 13

Zoom Review Session – Saturday, July 13 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time/4:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time

Participants Complete Modules 4 & 5  Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 26

Zoom Review Session and Exemplar Interview – Friday, July 26 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time/3:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time

Zoom Interview Sessions: Day 1 – Saturday, July 27: 11:00am - 5:15pm Eastern Time/8:00am - 2:15pm Pacific Time

Zoom Interview Sessions: Day 2  Sunday, July 28: 11:00am - 5:15pm Eastern Time/8:00am - 2:15pm Pacific Time

Participants complete Module 6 and final summative workshop assessment: Monday, July 29 - Sunday, August 11

Access to course ends: Sunday, August 11

On-Demand Module Content and Approximate Time Commitment
Module 1: Introduction to the OPI Familiarization Workshop 1-2 hours
Module 2: Proficiency, the OPI, the ACTFL Rating Scale, and the Assessment Criteria 3-4 hours
Module 3: The Sublevels, the Structure of the OPI, and Effective Elicitation 3-4 hours
Module 4: Applications and Implications of the OPI 3-4 hours
Module 5: Additional Preparation for OPI Testing 3-4 hours
Module 6: Certification Pathway 1-2 hours

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.

School Purchase Orders: If you need to submit a purchase order, please email for further instructions. Please make sure to read our full Purchase Order page for additional details and requirements.

Cancellation Policy: 
All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Refunds cannot be processed for cancellations after the start date of the workshop. Should you need to cancel, you will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed in the same manner in which payment was received. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

6/28/2024 - 8/11/2024 11:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time

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