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Overview

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, or OPI, is a live 30-45 minute conversation, taking place over the phone, between a trained, certified ACTFL tester and the candidate. The OPIc is an Internet-delivered test which provides valid and reliable oral proficiency testing on a large scale. It was developed in response to the increased worldwide demand for the testing of oral language proficiency. The computer delivered assessment emulates the “live” OPI, but delivery of questions is through a carefully designed computer program, and via a virtual avatar. Thus the test can be taken on demand, and at at a time convenient to the candidate and proctor. The OPI/OPIc assessment process must be done on the University of Utah campus, and tests are available to the university community and the public.

Testing Procedures 

If you would like L2TReC to proctor either an OPI ($139) or an OPIc ($70) (Oral Proficiency by Computer Interview), Click here for a list of available languages. Please fill out and submit the Google form below or here. FLAS students click here for test registration.  We kindly ask that you give us two 3-hour blocks to reserve the OPI test and provide dates 2 weeks out from the date of the request. OPIc tests require notice of 1-3 business days.  

 

Exam Confirmation

You will receive an auto email confirmation within 5 minutes after you submit the Google Form. If you don't see it in your inbox, please email L2TReC.  You will receive a final test date confirmation via outlook appointment calendar generally within 5 days. You must accept and confirm your final date no later than 2 days prior to your test or it will be cancelled. Please be sure to show up 5 minutes before your testing time. If you fail to appear for your test, you or your department will be charged for this testing service.

Assessment Results

OPIc candidates will be able to see their own test ratings by going here, and entering the Username and Password they used to take the tests. Students will get these from L2TReC on the testing day. 

The OPI ratings can take up to three weeks to be posted. Once we have confirmed the ratings, we will email you your Language Certificate. 

Additional Notes

If your organization or school is requiring you to take this test, please confirm with them in advance that they will accept the OPIc for their certification process before choosing this option. Looking for a Language Placement Test for your major requirement? Click here. Purchasing credits for classes? Click here.

Please allow 3-5 business days to process your appointment. Tests are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  We are closed on weekends and federal and school holidays. 

Contact L2TReC for additional support.  First time taking ACTFL test? Click HERE  for more information on the OPI/OPIc test.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Do I have to be on campus if I am doing an OPI over the phone ? 

A: Yes, you do. The OPI must be proctored in person by L2TReC staff.

Q2: In what languages is the OPIc available?

A: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Q3: How long does it take to get my OPI or OPIc certificate?

A : OPI certificates are available via email approximately 2-3 weeks. If you have not received your certificate after 3 weeks, please contact us.
OPIc: You should be able to see your OPIc score via this link  by entering your test login and password. On this site you will be able to view and print your American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) certificates. If you have any difficulty retrieving your certificates, you can contact ACTFL at: info@languagetesting.com or professionalprograms@actfl.org.

Q3: How much does it cost to take a test? 

A : OPI costs $139 and OPIc costs $70.

Q4: Who needs to take an OPI/OPIc test? 

A : Anyone wishing to get a nationally recognized certificate for his/her educational license.

 

Last Updated: 3/20/17