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ESL|Modern and Classical Languages


English Oral Proficiency Interview:

All STATE-FUNDED international Teaching Assistants have to take part in the University of

Wyoming’s English Proficiency Test. This Test is administered in the form of an Oral

Proficiency Interview (OPI). During individually scheduled 10 to 15-minute  interviews, two

interviewers (Petra Heinz and Jennifer Lavanchy) elicit and rate the following skills  future

international Teaching Assistants need most in the American classroom and beyond:

  • Listening Comprehension

  • Pronunciation

  • Intonation

  • Fluency

  • Oral Grammar

  • Overall Comprehensibility

Next Oral Proficiency Interview dates: August 17 and August 19, 2016

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