Department of Foreign Languages

Resources / Placement Tests: Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI):

Procedures for OPI scheduling:

FLED candidates can consult the OPI Familiarization Manual for more information.

Prior to Registering Online: You must confirm 2-3 available dates with the Proctor (Sonja Francois.) These dates must be at least 10 (ten) business days from the first requested date.

Information needed to apply online:

Register online at:

  • Click on the "Apply for Academic Test" link
  • Click on GA Teacher Only under the "Apply on Internet" column
  • Proctor Name: Sonja Francois
    Phone: 470-578 7687

You must purchase a phone card in order to place and charge the phone call for your scheduled OPI appointment.

Cost of phone interview: $134.00, however, the fee is determined by ACTFL and beyond the authority of KSU, so fees may increase without prior notice.

Mock Interviews:

Ms. Karen Graf (Spanish) and Dr. Bill Griffin (French) are willing to help students do a "mock" interview prior to taking the OPI.

Additional Instructions for FLED majors:

A recommendation for a teaching certificate in a foreign language requires a rating of Advanced Low (for Type I languages) or Intermediate High (for Type II languages) on the official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Candidates in the Alternative Teacher Preparation Program in Foreign Languages must provide a copy of their OPI certificate with the appropriate rating before being admitted to theYearlong Clinical Internship I (FLED 4670). Undergraduate degree candidates (B.A. in Modern Language & Culture: Concentration II) must submit a copy of the official certificate during Yearlong Clinical Experience I (FLED 4650) in order to complete course requirements.