FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

French Heritage Language Program

12 French Heritage Language Program awarded the Global Seal of Biliteracy.

The French Heritage Language Program

What is the Global Seal of Biliteracy?

An international credential

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.”

How to qualify

The Global Seal of Biliteracy accepts multiple qualifying tests to receive this credential, including the DELF and the AAPPL tests. 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. 

12 FHLP students awarded the Global Seal of Biliteracy this Spring

The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a language credential which was first designed for  language learners who do not have access to state-sponsored Seal of Biliteracy programs. It provides an opportunity for all language users and students, especially the heritage speakers, to earn recognition for their language proficiency skills.

Like last year, 12 FHLP students from Manhattan International, Community International and Prospect Heights High Schools earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy this year. They prepared and took the AAPPL test in French and also met the graduation requirements in English.

Congratulations to our awardees for their hard work and tenacity, preparing and taking the AAPPL test on line during the pandemic.

Biliteracy pays

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