Closing the Gap
While locally-driven State Seal of Biliteracy initiatives have been adopted in 36 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 standards allow schools and employers to easily determine applicants' skills
Includes those who learned their language in a classroom, at home, or through other experiences
Accessible to anyone, including private, charter, independent, college, and home schoolers, anywhere in the world
What is the Global Seal of Biliteracy?
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
Who can receive the Global Seal of Biliteracy?
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
The Global Seal of Biliteracy enables educators across the world to quickly validate your language skills to properly place you and award credit
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