A Seal of Biliteracy for Everyone


Proficiency in multiple languages has tremendous value in today’s global economy. Whether you learned your language in a classroom, at home, or through other experiences, the Global Seal of Biliteracy celebrates your accomplishment and certifies you for your language proficiency in two or more languages.

The Global Seal of Biliteracy complements and supports the individual state Seals of Biliteracy. We are committed to expanding the opportunity to demonstrate one's bilingualism to language learners not currently included in the state Seal programs. The Global Seal of Biliteracy credential meets or exceeds the requirements of all existing U.S. state Seal programs, and offers a uniform standard to recognize language skills at levels that are meaningful for academic and workplace environments. It allows recipients to showcase their language skills to any school or employer across state lines and national borders. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is proof of your language proficiency at the Intermediate Mid or Advanced Low levels.


Your Language Credential

The Global Seal of Biliteracy program helps your school or organization identify and celebrate those with language skills in two or more languages with a valued credential. For U.S. applicants, the Global Seal will certify English and one or more additional languages.


designed to meet your needs

The Global Seal of Biliteracy program provides access to anyone interested in being formally certified for achieving a high standard of proficiency in two or more languages to earn college credit, to apply for scholarship or study abroad programs, and to access employment opportunities or pay differentials.


distinguishes you anywhere

The Global Seal of Biliteracy is your language passport; it ensures that you are recognized for your language achievement by schools, employers, and individuals across the globe. As the need for language skills in the workplace grows, your Global Seal credentials will increase your opportunities.

Global Seal Recipients

Check out all the language learners who have been awarded with their Global Seal of Biliteracy certificates

“We are thrilled to participate in the Global Seal of Biliteracy at the Community School of Naples, greatly enhancing our students’ future educational and professional opportunities. Not only will they be awarded an official Seal of Biliteracy at our private school, but they will cross state and national boundaries, as this Seal is greater than just a state level recognition, connecting their accomplishments to the global community.”
— Parthena Draggett Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Community School of Naples, Florida

Are you a school or employer?


The Global Seal of Biliteracy makes it easy to understand exactly what language skills your applicants possess regardless of how they acquired their language skills.