World Language Credits
World Language Proficiency Testing
The World Language Credit Program is a way to earn high school credit for a language you already know. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Determine if You’re Eligible
Take a moment to think about your current language skills in the language that you wish to be tested in (not English). If you can answer “Yes, I can do this fairly easily” to each statement, then you will probably be able to earn at least 1-2 credits when you take the language test. If you can answer “Yes, I can do this very easily” to all of the statements, then you may be able to earn 3-4 credits when you get tested.
- Listening: I can understand ideas on familiar topics expressed through phrases, short sentences and frequently used expressions
- Reading: I can understand the main idea and some details in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary
- Person-to-Person Communication: I can exchange information with another person about familiar tasks, topics and activities
- Spoken Production: I can use a series of phrases and sentences to provide basic information about familiar topics
- Writing: I can write simple descriptions and short messages and request or provide information on familiar topics
Step 2: Apply and Register for a Testing Date
Visit the World Language Competency Credits page to apply and register.
Step 3: Pay the Testing Fee
Pay your school’s accountant (see the directions while registering) or request a fee waiver with your counselor. Cost varies per language and range between $130 – $220.
Step 4: Take the Test
Come to the testing site by 1:15 p.m. on the Wednesday of the test. If you need help with transportation contact your counselor.
Step 5: Get the Results
After the results are processed, you will receive the testing results with the official rating and up to 4 credits.
Step 6: Continue to Increase your Literacy
Continue to read, write and converse in your language. Increasing your literacy in one language supports the other.
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