German Proficiency Interviews (GPIs)

What is a GPI?

The German Proficiency Interview, or “GPI,” is a 15-20 minute guided conversation in German with a faculty member who is trained in ACFTL oral proficiency testing. “ACTFL” stands for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, which is the organization that will administer the Oral Proficiency Interview” (OPI) that students take to complete their German major or German Language Certificate. An OPI rating can be placed on a resume, because it is recognized everywhere in the US as the standard measure of language proficiency. ACTFL ratings can also be translated fairly accurately into ratings on the Common European Frame of Reference for Language (or CEFR). Our in-house GPI is a great opportunity to get over your jitters about the OPI and learn what to expect.

You can learn more about the GPI and how it works by clicking here.

⇒ Nota bene: Your GPI rating does not constitute an official or even semi-official ACTFL rating in any way.

Who takes the GPI?

All students in German 202, 301, 303 and 400R will be required to take the GPI, and there may be limited opportunities for others students enrolled in German courses to sign up as well.


To schedule a GPI, click here!