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for Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Certification (grades 1-8), or Early Adolescence through Adolescence (grades 6-12)
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview is a standardized procedure for the assessment of functional speaking ability. It is a face-to-face or telephonic interview between a certified ACTFL tester and an examinee. The test is used to determine how well a person speaks a language by comparing his or her performance of specific communication tasks with the criteria for each of ten proficiency levels. Lakeland College requires candidates for State of Wisconsin foreign language teaching certification to be proficient at the Intermediate High level.
Information regarding the ACTFL examination is available in the Office of the Registrar.
It is strongly recommended that students enroll in EDU 370 Foreign Language Teaching Methods.
To qualify for either Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (grades 1-8) or Early Adolescence through Adolescence (grades 6-12) teaching certification in Spanish, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education Major/Professional Sequence or the Early Adolescence through Adolescence Education Sequence along with a certifiable major, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.