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The Seal of biliteracy

L2TReC trains native speakers of Nepali, Tongan and Samoan in the fundamentals of language proficiency and proficiency testing and will work with these speakers to develop and administer standardized assessments to award the Seal of Biliteracy in their languages.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. For more information please go to

Training for this project is done through a combination of online modules and in-person workshops. If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Lissie Ah Yen at


Developing procedures to assess and mobilize proficiencey of heritage speakers of less commonly taught languages (LCTLS) is a primary goal of L2TReC, as a Department of Education Title VI Language Resource Center (LRC).

Last Updated: 4/20/21