I sure do! When you take out the “college credit” requirement and switch to personal interest, there are a lot of great opportunities. These resources below offer learning the Greek language for very low cost, and should he decide he needs college credit, I have an option to turn his learning into college credit by testing out.
- Completely free
- 105 free lessons online.
- Crowd-sourced text
- Community forum and chat
- Subscribe on their website to get on their email list and get the “Word of the Day.”
- Watch their videos on the GreekPod101 YouTube Channel
- You can do a lot in the free version, but if you want to upgrade, their program is a very reasonable $4 per month.
- You can get the full learning course (homeschool or otherwise) that includes homework and private one on one for $23 per month.
- Download to their ap and learn for free anywhere.
- Super fun “game-like” learning experience. Level up, play against friends, earn badges.
- Premium membership removes ads.
- A dozen music and talk radio stations direct from Greece broadcast in Greek.
- You can download the app to enjoy radio on your mobile device.
The ACTFL Proficiency Exam is open to anyone and worth potential college credit at colleges that accept ACE credit. There are over 100 languages you can test out of, including Greek. Each test is worth 3-12 college credits (upper and lower)
The American Council (ACE) on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for ACTFL OPI, OPIc, WPT, LPT and RPT. See list of credit awards here.
Five assessments are available for earning college credits:
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
The OPI is a valid and reliable means of assessing how well a person speaks a language. It is a 30-minute one-on-one telephonic interview between a certified ACTFL tester and an examinee. The interview is interactive and continuously adapts to the interests and abilities of the speaker.
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview – computer (OPIc ®)
The OPIc is a 40-minute internet-delivered test which provides valid and reliable oral proficiency testing. It was developed to emulate the ‘live’ OPI; a virtual avatar takes the place of a live tester and offers questions based on the interests and experience of the test-taker, which are gathered during the survey phase at the beginning of the test. The test is recorded and assessed by ACTFL Certified Raters and an official certificate will be issued.
ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)
The WPT is a standardized test of global language proficiency in writing; it measures how well a person writes in a language by comparing the performance of specific writing tasks on practical, social, and professional topics.
ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT)
The RPT is a standardized, internet-delivered test of global language proficiency in reading. RPTs measure how well a person understands written discourse. RPT passages and items address a range of informal/formal speech on general, social, and academic topics. It is auto-graded and an official certificate is issued.
ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LPT)
The LPT is a standardized, internet-delivered test of global language proficiency in listening. LPTs measure how well a person understands spoken discourse. LPT passages and items address a range of informal/formal speech on general, social, and academic topics. It is auto-graded and an official certificate is issued.
ACTFL Proficiency Assessments and Certifications
Test Scheduling and Proctoring
All tests must be proctored either on location by an authorized proctor or remotely using our web-based providers.
Web-Based Proctoring: Web-based proctoring allows you to take and schedule your test with a remote proctor that will monitor your computer and activity via webcam as you take your test. The OPIc, Internet-based WPT, RPT & LPT can be taken the same day they are ordered through web-based proctoring. The OPI, which is taken over the phone with a live ACTFL tester, must be scheduled 10 days in advance.
Proctoring Site: If your test is being proctored on site, you’ll need to contact the desired proctoring facility and identify 2 different dates at least 10 days from the day you order the test. You will need to provide those dates when ordering your test(s). All the tests can be taken on the same day.
Confirmations: For OPIs, you and the proctor will receive an email confirmation advising the date/time when the test has been scheduled. For the OPIc, WPT, LPT, and RPT the test will be available as soon as the web-based remote proctoring provider receives instructions and access information. When ordering you will select a time for your remotely-proctored test, which may be later on the same day as the order is placed if you wish.
Rescheduling, Cancellation, and Missed Appointments
Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled by clicking Scheduled Tests from your My Account page and then selecting Reschedule or Cancel. If you reschedule or cancel your test less than 72 hours before the scheduled date and time, you will be charged a fee. The fees vary by test type and the amount of notice given and are listed in the table below.
|Test Type||Test TypeRescheduling/cancellation fee if less than 24 hours’ notice is givenRescheduling/cancellation fee if over 24 hours but under 72 hours’ notice is given||Rescheduling/cancellation fee if over 24 hours but under 72 hours’ notice is given|
|OPIc, WPT, RPT, LPT||$25||$17.50|
In the event you miss your scheduled OPI appointment, please contact us to reschedule it.
Notification of Test Results
Test ratings are provided within 2-4 weeks of the test administration date. You will receive an e-mail notification when your results are available and posted to your account for you to view test results and print your certificate.
ACE College Credit Recommendation For ACTFL Assessments
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for ACTFL OPI, OPIc, WPT, LPT and RPT. For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE website and our Credit Recommendation page.