Closing the gap.

While locally-driven State Seal of Biliteracy initiatives have been adopted in 34 states and the District of Columbia to date, that Seal is generally available only to public school students in participating districts, and the standards for receiving it vary by state. The Global Seal of Biliteracy closes that gap with a consistent, inclusive and accessible solution.

consistent

Consistent standards allow schools and employers to easily determine applicants' skills

Inclusive

Includes those who learned their language in a classroom, at home, or through other experiences

ACCESSIBLE

Accessible to anyone, including private, charter, independent, college, and home schoolers, anywhere in the world


WHAT IS THE GLOBAL SEAL?

  • Meets or exceeds the requirements of all existing state Seal programs

  • Allows recipients to showcase their language skills to any school or employer across state lines and national borders

  • Certifies language proficiency in two languages or more at the Intermediate Mid and Advanced Low levels on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale

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WHO CAN RECEIVE THE GLOBAL SEAL?

Whether your language was learned in a classroom, at home, or through other experiences, the Global Seal of Biliteracy celebrates your accomplishment and certifies your language proficiency in two languages or more. The Global Seal of Biliteracy expands this opportunity to a wide range of language learners by offering awards at two different levels. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is inclusive and can be earned by anyone, regardless of age, background, or education who takes or has taken one of our approved language proficiency tests.


Your language passport.

Wherever you go, the Global Seal of Biliteracy is an honor that sets you apart

 
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Academia

The Global Seal of Biliteracy enables educators across the world to quickly validate your language skills to properly place you and award credit

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employers

The Global Seal of Biliteracy allows employers to easily verify your language skills and be confident that you bring the valuable soft skills linked to language learners

 

β€œThe Global Seal of Biliteracy recognizes the hard work and achievements of those students who do acquire biliteracy, and it fills a huge gap in the national movement for biliteracy by recognizing students in schools of choice, private schools, homeschooling, and districts which have not yet chosen to implement a state Seal of biliteracy.”
— William P. Rivers, Executive Director at Joint National Commission for Languages - The National Council for Languages and International Studies