Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a valid and reliable means of assessing how well a person speaks a language. It is a 20-30 minute one-on-one interview between a certified ACTFL tester and an examinee. The interview is interactive and continuously adapts to the interests and abilities of the speaker. The speaker’s performance is compared to the criteria outlined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 — Speaking or the Inter-Agency Language Roundtable Language Skill Level Descriptors — Speaking. The interview is double rated and an Official ACTFL Oral proficiency Certificate stating the candidate’s proficiency level is issued to the candidate.

HSK Proficiency Test

The new HSK is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. Read more about the HSK Proficiency Test (pdf).

Chinese STAMP Test

The Avant STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) 4S assessment measures proficiency in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Learn more at the Avant website.


Students learn Chinese dance at the 2013 Moon Festival.