The Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential that conveys proficiency with language skills in two or more languages for our qualifying candidates. The Global Seal of Biliteracy enables programs across the world to quickly validate a student’s language skills to provide recognition, appropriate and or advanced placement in a language program, and even help earn scholarships and job opportunities.
The Global Seal of Biliteracy allows employers to easily verify our students’ language skills and be confident that they possess valuable soft skills linked to language learners. We believe language credentials will result in pay differentials and increased employment opportunities for bilinguals. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is serial-numbered and can be added to a resume or LinkedIn under “Licenses & Certifications.”
The Global Seal of Biliteracy accepts multiple qualifying tests to receive this credential, including the DELF and the AAPPL tests. We prepare and register our students to the AAPPL test, a proficiency test that can be administered online. This year, we had 27 students taking the test: they did pretty well compared to students in traditional Heritage classes or even in AP classes.
Our program applies on behalf of qualifying candidates for the Global Seal of Biliteracy certification and will handle the logistics of getting each recipient their Global Seal if they have qualifying test results. The Global Seal is and will be FREE for all.
Fourteen FHLP students from Community International, Manhattan and Prospect Heights International High Schools obtained the Global Seal of Biliteracy this year, in French and English.
To qualify for the Global Seal, students have to meet graduation requirements in English and show credentials in French. For the FHLP students, it means scoring at least at the Intermediate High level of the AAPPL (The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) test in French, equivalent to the B1 level within the European framework (CECR). The test measures their proficiency in 4 different modalities: Interpersonal listening and speaking, presentational writing, interpretive listening and interpretive reading.
Considering the average time of French instruction they received, (2 hours a week), the 27 FHLP students who took the AAPPL test this year performed pretty well compared to the national average of students enrolled in AP classes or heritage classes who, in comparison, get 5-6 hours of French per week.
Bravo to all of our recipients.
They can now add this credential to their resume, college and job applications and prove their bilingualism in a formal way.
What are you waiting for?
To learn more about the Global Seal of Biliteracy visit their website at www.theglobalseal.com.