Oral Proficiency Interview

If you major in French and Francophone Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Russian Studies, or Spanish Studies, you are required to complete an oral proficiency interview before graduation.

Administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), this interview will be conducted over the phone in your main foreign language of study at Seattle Pacific University. Once completed, you will receive a certificate stating your level of oral proficiency, which you can use on your résumé and/or applications to post-graduate programs.

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How to sign up

To sign up for your oral proficiency interview, contact the Humanities administrative assistant, Marilyn Hancock, at mhancock@spu.edu.

In your email, include:

  • Your name
  • Your SPU student identification number
  • Two possible dates and times that will work for your interview

It is recommended that you complete your interview when your oral skills may be strongest, such as just after completing study abroad.

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