Modified Oral Proficiency Interviews

Together, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) provide teachers with free training on how best to adminiater the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview.

The Global Discovery Laboratories hosts professional development workshops that provide this free training.  Workshops are hosted approximately every two years during the summer months in the Ruscio Center for Global Learning at Washington and Lee University.  World language teachers from the Commonwealth attend these two or three-day workshops, learning how best to conduct the interview process and assess interviewees on oral proficiency scale.  Volunteers from Washington and Lee University and the Lexington community help with interviews, happily playing significant roles in the learning process.