OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview)

The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a standardized assessment of speaking ability conducted by a trained evaluator. Developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the OPI measures a test-taker's ability to use spoken language in real-life situations. The interview is conducted face-to-face or over the phone and involves a series of questions and tasks designed to elicit spontaneous speech. The OPI assesses various aspects of speaking proficiency, including fluency, accuracy, and communication strategies.