What is the ACTFL Exam?
ACTFL examinations are designed to measure knowledge and ability equivalent to that of students who have completed 2 - 4 semesters of college foreign language study. The exam focuses on skills typically achieved from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; material taught during both years is incorporated into a single exam.
By taking the ACTFL Exam, you have the opportunity to receive college credit for previously acquired knowledge, including native language, independent study, prior course work, on the job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.
The ACTFL offers language proficiency exams that are the product of more than 50 years of research, development, and application. Recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), ACTFL commitment to the development of guidelines, research, and testing best practices has resulted in the emergence of ACTFL ratings as the international standard measure of language proficiency in the U.S.