The OPIc Arrives in China

The Oral Proficiency Interview computer system (OPIc), developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), was recently introduced in Shanghai to assist those seeking employment with international companies to demonstrate their proficiency. Currently, the OPIc covers 13 languages and five of them, English, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish, are now available in China.

“The system was introduced in China because it contains evaluation tests for multiple languages, rather than a single language like other tests,” said Li Peize, President of the Beijing-based Chinese Testing International of the Confucius Institute. “It was designed by more than 10,000 language experts around the world.”
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Lisa March is a bilingual Marketing and Sales Executive. She works closely with LTI on strategic partnerships, business development and marketing. Her efforts help LTI scale the use and implementation of language assessments in schools, institutions, corporations and government agencies.

Visit LTI @ SHRM (April 18-20) Booth # 308

Visit LTI at Booth # 308 in Florida during the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exhibition – 4/18-20. While here, take a spin at our Prize Wheel where you can win gift cards, free tests and much more! Speak with one of Language Testing professionals and learn how we work with the HR community to ensure the best hires.

The SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition gives you the tools, resources, innovations and solutions you need to evolve your human capital strategies. The conference provides ideas to advance you personally and professionally, while boosting your talent management strategies.  More than a thousand HR professionals will join us in Orlando April 18-20, 2016—this is an excellent opportunity to make new connections, network with old friends and expand your list of contacts.

Lisa March is a bilingual Marketing and Sales Executive. She works closely with LTI on strategic partnerships, business development and marketing. Her efforts help LTI scale the use and implementation of language assessments in schools, institutions, corporations and government agencies.

Visit LTI @ the TESOL Expo (April 5-8) – Booth #633

Language Testing International is excited to once again participate and exhibit at TESOL this year. For those of you attending, be sure to stop by the LTI booth (#633) and speak to one of our Language Testing professionals.

And don’t forget to take a spin at our “PRIZE WHEEL” where everyone is guaranteed to win!

We also urge you to attend our informative Workshop Sessions on Wednesday, April 6th. See below for more details.

 

  • Wednesday, April 6th @ 2pm – Room #323 – “ACTFL Testing Proficiency Performance/K12 & Higher Education.” Presented by Brett Laquercia.
  • Wednesday, April 6th @ 3PM – Holiday #1 – “Empowering Language Learners by Developing and Recognizing 21st Century Literacies” – (Sponsored by ACTFL) Presented by: Marty Abbott.

To learn more about TESOL or to view the Expo schedule click here!

Lisa March is a bilingual Marketing and Sales Executive. She works closely with LTI on strategic partnerships, business development and marketing. Her efforts help LTI scale the use and implementation of language assessments in schools, institutions, corporations and government agencies.

Improvements to AAPPL Shorten Test Segments

Starting April 1, 2016, ACTFL has launched new updates to AAPPL, The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages.

The changes shorten test segments by 10 minutes and impacts all three current levels that include:

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.

Due to these improvements, the test segments are now 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes. Each level (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) now has three topics.
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Lisa March is a bilingual Marketing and Sales Executive. She works closely with LTI on strategic partnerships, business development and marketing. Her efforts help LTI scale the use and implementation of language assessments in schools, institutions, corporations and government agencies.