Oral Proficiency Interview computer (OPIc) test is a computer-based English test that is recorded and sent to ACTFL as the evaluating server and the scorer of the test. Currently, major corporations in Korea such as SAMSUNG, LG, CITI, HSBC require OPIc scores among candidates. Additionally, OPIc scores are likewise helpful for those who intend to work abroad since in hiring employees, IL or IM is normally the standard score required of the candidates.
Sample Evaluation Criteria
3 Recommended Steps in OPIc
|Preparatory OPIc||OPIc A||OPIc B|
8 weeks Power ESL course + 4-8 weeks OPIc module
|Target: Above Intermediate Low||Target: Above Intermediate Mid2|
OPIc Proficiency Level
– Students can construct basic sentences using simple words and patterns. They usually commit mistakes in grammar and in usage of vocabulary. Native speakers have difficulty understanding novice learners, but they can partially understand some words. Students in the Novice level are able to write a simple letter or message.
- Intermediate Low
– Students are able to speak and write familiar topics and short comments. They normally use present tense though. It is common for them to use the most basic pattern, ‘Subject+ Verb+Objective’.
- Intermediate Mid
– Students are able to write formal but simple essay, and they can also write a summary and a letter as well as use diverse kinds of sentence patterns. They correctly use all tenses. Moreover, the essay which they write can be understood by most native speakers.
Sample Schedule of OPIc Module
The table below illustrates the typical schedule of a student enrolled in OPIc Module Class.
|The beginners’ course
Power ESL course + OPIc
Above Intermediate Low
Above Intermediate Mid2
|07:20 – 08:05||Morning listening option class|
|08:10 – 18:00||Regular class subject for 8 sessions a day
Odds and Ends
|17:30 – 19:00||Dinner|
|19:00 – 19:45||
Self- study or Option Class