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Graduate programs in adolescent education in Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish, and Italian

Foreign Language Education Applicants (except Latin)

Hunter College requires graduate foreign language education applicants (Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish) to demonstrate oral proficiency in their language by passing the Advanced Level Check of the oral proficiency interview (OPI), which is administered by a certified tester from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The test is coordinated by Language Testing International (LTI).

Test registration is completed online at:

The 20-30 minute interview is conducted over the phone in the presence of a proctor of the applicant’s choosing (either in a professional or academic setting). A passing score on the exam is “Advanced Low,” which verifies speaking proficiency.

Applicants should complete the exam prior to applying for the graduate program; it may take up to four weeks for results to be available. An applicant who has not completed the Advanced Level Check before applying must provide proof of registration for the exam (including test date) in the application for admission.

After registering for the exam, applicants will be contacted by LTI by phone to confirm the registration, and a follow-up email from LTI will confirm the test date.

Please go to to complete the ACTFL Language Proficiency application and Proctor Agreement Form. For questions, contact LTI at 914-963-7110; fax 914-963-7113. 

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