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ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Foreign Language Testing Requirements for Wisconsin Teaching Certification

Wisconsin requires a candidate to take one of the following oral proficiency interview tests:

  • ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)  
    NOTE:  you must allow at least ten business days between the date your request is received by ACTFL and the test date you are requesting to test.  You'll need two tentative dates with three hour windows.

    or

  • ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview - computer (OPIc)

Wisconsin requires a candidate to take one of the following writing proficiency tests:

  • ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) (web-based)

  • ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) (booklet)

Register for the ACTFL

Need a location to take your test(s)?
UW-Eau Claire will be able to provide you with a testing location at no additional cost.  For this service, the available times are Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Prior to scheduling, please contact Mary Schumacher in Academic Testing, Schofield Hall Room 226A or 715-836-5522.