Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Tests

Oral Proficiency interview and writing proficiency test

Students in the Bachelor of Arts degree programs in French, German, Russian, and Spanish are required to take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test in their target language before they graduate.

You may elect to take the exams on site in the MCLS Computer laboratories on the designated days and times listed below, or take a Web-based proctored exam at a time (24-7) and location that are most convenient for you. If you opt to take the Web-based proctored exam, you will need a Web cam so that the proctor can check  your ID. 

On-site testing dates in the MCLS computer labs for Spring 2019:

Day

Date

Time

Room

Exam

Fri

February 8, 2019

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT and OPIc

Fri

February 8, 2019

02:00 PM – 05:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT and OPIc

Tues.

February 19, 2019

11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

311 SFH

OPIc only

Thur.

February 21, 2019

11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

311 SFH

iWPT only

Mon.

March 4, 2019

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT only

Wed.

March 6, 2019

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

313 SFH

OPIc only

Fri.

March 22, 2019

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT and OPIc

Fri.

March 22, 2019

02:00 PM – 05:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT and OPIc

Tues.

April 2, 2019

11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

311 SFH

OPIc only

Thur.

April 4, 2019

11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

311 SFH

iWPT only

Fri.

April 19, 2019

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT and OPIc

Fri.

April 19, 2019

02:00 PM – 05:00 PM

313 SFH

iWPT and OPIc

(This page last updated 24 January 2019.)

Students must sign up at least 10 days before the testing date. A headphone/microphone headset is required. Students can bring their own or use one provided by the department. Both tests can be completed in one testing session if indicated above but students must sign up for each test separately.

How to sign up for the exams:

You must sign up and pay for both exams (OPIc and iWPT) at least 10 days in advance of your intended testing date. 

  1. In a new browser window or tab, go to  https://tms.languagetesting.com/IndividualSite/
  2. Click the orange “Buy a Test” button
  3. Read the instructions and click Get Started
  4. When it asks "Are you testing for state teacher certification?" select NO
  5. You will be asked to enter an institution name. Type Kent State. It will automatically pull up a few options. Click on Kent State Univ., Modern & Classical Language
  6. Click Continue
  7. Select your language and continue to select your test.
  8. Select the test you want to register for (OPIc or iWPT). 
  9. Select the appropriate response to on the self-assessment to estimate your own language ability. If you are unsure how to answer this question, contact your faculty advisor.
  10. For your proctor, select Kent State Univ., Modern & Classical Language.
  11. When asked for your dates and times, enter the date and time from the available testing dates above. The system will require two different possible dates/times; for the other one, you can select any future date and time.
  12. Within a day of submitting your registration, you should receive email confirmation from Language Testing International (LTI) for each test you registered for. The Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies will also email you to confirm. If you do not receive both confirmation from LTI and MCLS, please contact mcls@kent.edu.