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Eugene Language Assessment Leader Selected for Global Citizen Award

Avant Assessment co-founder and CEO David Bong received the 2019 Global Citizen Award, which honors innovators in language education. Bong was recognized for his leadership in founding and sponsoring the Global Seal of Biliteracy, a credential that recognizes anyone for their language skills, regardless of how they learned them. Continue Reading >

High Achievement for Six Biliterate Monroe Central Students

Six Monroe Central student have accomplished an educational feat that few their age can claim. David McDonald, Jeremiah Deffendall, Coen Formanek, Meghan Gillespie, Jacob Deffendall and Samantha Roderick have earned the Seal of Biliteracy, which makes them proficient in the English language and Spanish. Continue Reading >

UO Students Prove Their Proficiency to Earn Biliteracy Seal

When employers looking through applications see a second language listed under “skills,” it can be difficult to know at first glance whether that person is truly fluent enough to do the job right or if their skills only extend as far as a few common phrases. Continue Reading >

New Program Gives Bilingual UO Students An Edge On Job Applications

The University of Oregon awarded 200 students with a Global Seal of Biliteracy, last week. The certification is the first time the university offered the program with the help of a Eugene company. Continue Reading >

2019 Alum Earns Global Seal of Biliteracy - Saint James School

May 2019 graduate from Saint James School, Alisa Chirkova-Holland, earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy through her English and Spanish fluency. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a very prestigious award that is recognized by national employers, college & universities, and high schools to identify language fluency. Continue Reading >

Global Seal of Biliteracy Celebrates Inaugural Award Recipients

Global Seal of Biliteracy Executive Director, Linda Egnatz, presented 111 Inaugural Global Seal of Biliteracy awards at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 16-18, 2018. Continue Reading >

New Initiative Gives Everyone a Path to Their Own Seal of Biliteracy

Global Seal of Biliteracy will close the “opportunity gap” and recognize anyone who can demonstrate a high standard of proficiency in two or more languages. Continue Reading >