MOPI Workshop

WAFLT MOPI Training Summer Workshop 2017

Pyle Center

TWO-DAY Workshop: Thursday and Friday, August 3 – 4, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch on your own 12:00 – 1:00)
CHECK IN on first day: Please arrive 1/2 hour early to check in.

Lunch is NOT included in Registration fee. Lunch is on your own.



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Please read carefully all information below before making your registration.

The Modified OPI (MOPI) workshop is an intensive two-day introduction to the techniques of administering and rating the Oral Proficiency Interview at the Novice and Intermediate levels. The rating scale and techniques for eliciting a ratable sample are highlighted and reinforced in language-specific breakout sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to observe demonstration interviews moderated by their ACTFL trainer. Under the trainer’s supervision, they then conduct their own practice interviews with volunteer candidates.

Language sections offered are:

  • French CLOSED*
  • German CLOSED*
  • Spanish CLOSED*
  • English/Mixed language CLOSED*
  • Registration is processed on a first-come, first served basis. Once a section is closed, registrants can choose the English/Mixed language workshop. See description below. All workshop sections must meet minimum registration requirements to be confirmed. WAFLT reserves the right to cancel a section if minimum registration is not met.
  • At this time, all registration is CLOSED.

  • Contact Jody Reif-Ziemann at with questions or concerns.

*If your language-specific workshop is CLOSED, you have the following option:

  • Enroll in the English/Mixed language workshop. Examples will be in English, but you will receive initial training which will allow you to continue training in order to become a certified MOPI Tester in your chosen language.
  • Contact Jody Reif-Ziemann at with questions or concerns.

Please do not make any non-refundable travel and lodging arrangements until receiving confirmation from WAFLT regarding registration requirements for your language section.


  1. Registrants seeking a language-specific section not listed above may participate in an English/Mixed languages section to complete training. This section will be conducted in English.
  2. After completing the workshop, qualified participants will be eligible to pursue ACTFL OPI Tester certification, if desired. Participants may apply for certification in any language regardless of the language of training.
  3. Registrants intending to apply for Full OPI Tester Certification must participate in a 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop.
  4. Registrants intending to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification may participate in either a 4-day OPI Assessment or this 2-day Modified OPI (MOPI) Assessment Workshop.
  5. For more information on ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, visit this ACTFL link .


All applicants may apply for the WAFLT MOPI Workshop; however, as prerequisite to qualify for ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, registrants must be affiliated with an academic institution as defined by ACTFL, have an undergraduate degree in a related field, and have the minimal proficiency level of Advanced in the language of training. An academic institution is an accredited school, college, or university where foreign languages are taught.   The term affiliation with an academic institution is defined as a current faculty and/or staff member who is involved in the instruction or evaluation of language students. Private language companies that offer translation services or language testing do not qualify under ACTFL’s definition of an academic institution. Also, private for profit companies do not qualify.

Registration fees do not include any travel, lodging, personal meals, or personal expenses related to participation in the workshop.


PAYMENT PROCEDURES After making your selections on the online registration form, you may choose to pay by:

  • MC/Visa
  • Mail-in check payment. Print registration receipt (generated online) and mail with check to: Kellie Michels, Treasurer, 1438 S. 81 Street, West Allis, WI 53214
  • Purchase orders are NOT accepted
  • No on-site registration allowed. You must be pre-registered to attend


  • All refund requests are subject to a $25.00 processing fee unless made within forty-eight hours of initial registration.
  • Any cancellation made after July 5, 2017 will be subject to complete forfeiture of registration fee. All efforts will be made to find a substitute participant in which case a total refund less the $25.00 processing fee will be issued.
  • WAFLT MOPI refund requests must be made in writing by July 5, 2017, and sent to and

LODGING: The following facility has set aside a block of rooms with workshop pricing.

The Lowell Center
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone: 608 256-2621
Group name: ACTFLMOP
Cut off date: July 2, 2017 (Rooms are released from workshop block after this date.)
To reserve a room on-line:

PARKING: Parking fees are not included in workshop registration. The closest ramp is the Lake Street Campus Garage, 415 N. Lake Street. Parking available for Lowell Center guests.

QUESTIONS? Contact Jody Reif Ziemann at

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