Acquiring College Credits through Language Testing

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by sonny_jr, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. sonny_jr

    sonny_jr New Member


    I just wanted to pass a tidbit of info to those who are proficient in a second language and could use that proficiency to acquire ACE recognized college credits. I know this website has been brought to light before, and I just wanted to re-emphasize it. The language assessment tool used is an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and based on how well you perform on the interview you are awarded a rating - and based on your proficiency rating, you are awarded specific ACE Credits (possibly upper and lower level). Hope some of you find this information useful.

    OPI Testing:

    OPI Testable Languages:

    ACE College Credits awarded by proficiency rating:
  2. AGS

    AGS New Member

    wonder if the dept of defense language instit

    i wonder if the dept of defense language institute offers the same oportunities...

  3. Denver

    Denver Member

  4. Daniel Luechtefeld

    Daniel Luechtefeld New Member

  5. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Are these exams worth college credits?
    If yes how many lower and upper?
    Can you tell us more?
    Thank you very much for the info.
  6. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    I'll be taking an OPI exam in June in one language and in September in another. One of the nice parts about the OPI test is that it is a speaking/listening only test. I know many people that speak a foriegn language much better than they write it (including myself) and this allows them to get some credits for there knowledge.
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Member

  8. Daniel Luechtefeld

    Daniel Luechtefeld New Member

    That's correct - someone who has attended DLI is by definition current or former military, or was sent by some other Federal agency (or a spouse, in some cases).
  9. traffic777

    traffic777 New Member

    Sonny, this is killer. Thank you so much!

    I signed up for an interview in my native language and if speaking and thinking in it for 20 years has taught me anything, I'll make 6L+6U credits in half an hour. That's like finding them under the couch!

    I can't beleive Excelsior is letting me pull this off. Hope it works out as planned. Is there any ACE credit for written test too?
  10. sonny_jr

    sonny_jr New Member

    No problem - glad to be of help!

    I took the interview back in Dec 06, and was really impressed on how smooth and simple the process was - including the # of ACE credits (UL/LL) one can gain from the OPI interview! I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is familiar with a second language!
  11. mattchand

    mattchand Member

    Worth noting is also the New York University Foreign Language Proficiency Exams (NYUFLP) in a number of languages, accepted by both TESC and Excelsior (though curiously not by Charter Oak).

  12. Dave C.

    Dave C. New Member

    Thanks Sonny.

    I don't need credit but may try this to see where I end up. It will provide some sort of language validation for the resume at a minimum.


    Dave C.

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