ACTFL

The ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) are standardized tests for the global assessment of functional writing ability in a foreign language. ACTFL WPT is delivered through LTI (Language Testing International). Broward College accepts the ACTFL WPT as a method for satisfying the College's Foreign Language Competency Requirement. The College does not award college credit for passing an ACTFL exam.

Other formats of the ACTFL are not accepted.

ACTFL WPT Fast Facts

Each WPT exam is timed to a maximum of 80 minutes, which includes 10 minutes to read and review the directions.

The ACTFL WPT is available a Broward College Testing Center.

This process takes a minimum of 14 days!

  1. Contact the Testing Center to pre-arrange a testing date/time - allow for at least 10-14 days for the registration to process and for the Proctor to receive the test information from LTI.
  2. Log on to the LTI website to begin the registration process.
  3. New User click on Buy a Test and Register for an account
  4. Provide the following information:
    • You need to know the test (language) you have to take.
    • You need to know when and where you want to take the test(s)-see Testing Contacts
    • Have your payment information ready (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
    • Have the name and email address of where you want your transcripts sent.
  5. You will be asked if “Are you testing for State Teacher Certification”- answer “No
  6. Enter Institution Name- “Broward College”
  7. Select Language
  8. Select Exam Type - WPT ONLY
  9. Select Proctor [View pricing/schedule information]
  10. Enter preferred test date/time and allow for at least 2 hours based on your contact with the Testing Center from step 1.
  11. Enter payment for exam and individual account information
  12. Once your registration has been processed you will be sent an email receipt with your confirmed test date, time and other test instructions. You will also be able to check on the status of your registration, view scheduled tests, and print your score certificate from your account.
  13. IMPORTANT: Contact your selected Testing Center and confirm that test materials have been received at least 48 hours prior to your test date/time. Please note: there will be Proctor Fee assessed.

Some of the ACTFL WPT exams are online and some are in booklet form.

Yes. ACTFL retesting period is 90 days.

Test results are provided within 2-4 weeks of the test administration date. Once the scoring of your test is completed, you will receive an email notification that your results are available through your account on the individual site. Through his site you will be able to view the test results and print your certificate.

  • Unofficial: Available through your account on the LTI Website
  • Official: Test results* are mailed (paper copy) to the Broward College Registrar's Office. Please note LTI will charge an additional $10 for this service.
    • *Processing of official test results may take up to 4 weeks to show up on your official BC record.

Intermediate Low or higher

No. Non-BC students can take the ACTFL exam at Broward College. Simply follow the registration instructions above. Provide proctor information of the BC campus where you wish to take the exam when prompted. Also provide information for where test results should be sent to your current college/university.

Yes. Visit the Demo Site