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Now available in Arabic and Spanish
The Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) is a computer-based alternative to the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI). Learn more.

Multimedia Rater Training Program (MRTP)
The MRTP is a computer-assisted professional development tool that teaches professionals to rate oral proficiency through authentic language samples from the SOPI or Spanish COPI. Learn more.

Courses Now Available
CAL has developed online training courses that teach participants how to administer and rate students' oral language using the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA). Learn more.

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Oral Proficiency Assessment Training Course

CAL has developed an online training course that teaches participants about oral proficiency assessment for students learning foreign languages at the secondary, post-secondary, and professional levels. The course also provides an introduction to CAL's Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) and Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI).

The Assessment Training OnLine (ATOL) course is a moderated, distance-learning course that uses interactive units to introduce teachers at the secondary and post-secondary level to oral proficiency assessment. Through weekly readings, assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and live chats, participants will learn about oral proficiency assessment and the history and development of CAL's oral proficiency assessments. Participants will also gain hands-on practice rating the oral proficiency of real student speech samples. This course is recommended for educators considering incorporating CAL's SOPI or COPI into their foreign language curriculum and are interested in learning more about these assessment tools.