Who is eligible to take the CTT exam?



         1.  Students who do not already have levels 1 and 2 credits in the language of the exam on their transcript

            (from another country or from the U.S.).


        2. Students who wish to earn the Seal of Biliteracy and already have credit for levels 1 & 2 in the language

            of the exam.


        3.  Students who are sufficiently proficient to write in the exam language.

      • A student who does not possess this writing ability will likely have difficulty demonstrating the required writing proficiency to pass the exam.


      • If the exam language is Spanish and the school offers a Spanish for Fluent Speakers course, this may be the best venue for the Spanish-speaking student to achieve higher levels of proficiency in his/her first language.


      • One component of the exam is for the student to read and comprehend the instructions and writing prompts in the exam language. If the student has difficulty reading the exam language, he/she will likely be unable to understand the prompt well enough to write a cohesive response.


           4. Students who are literate in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, 

               French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Taglog, Tamil, Telugu,

              Urdu and Vietnamese. 


    For more information, contact the Office of World Languages and Cultures at swyhs@lcps.org or call (571) 252-1410.

Last Modified on August 24, 2018