Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy Opportunity

Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy Opportunity
Posted on 02/29/2024
Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy OpportunityWe want to highlight an excellent opportunity for high school juniors and seniors – the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy.

What is the Seal of Biliteracy?
This prestigious award recognizes students proficient in both English and at least one other world language by graduation. Seal recipients earn recognition on their diploma and transcript, along with an honor medallion.

Achieving the Seal of Biliteracy enhances future academic and career opportunities by showcasing strong communication and language skills valued by universities and employers. In Illinois, it may also lead to Foreign Language course credit at public colleges.

For students who are looking to enter the teaching field, the Seal of Biliteracy acknowledges proficiency in multiple languages, offering a potential waiver for the Target Language Proficiency exam streamlining the process for aspiring bilingual or world language educators.

Who is the intended recipient?
This award is intended to include students who speak a language other than English at home as well as those who are completing a course of study in a world language through high school. Being bilingual is an asset for everyone!

How is the Seal of Biliteracy earned?
Complete the application by March 15, 2024. 

Demonstrate proficiency in both English and another language using state-approved methods (evidence of English proficiency can be demonstrated through state-approved methods such as SAT and ACCESS exam scores. Other languages will be assessed the week of April 1st, 2024 using the AAPPL exam or STAMP (ASL only) exam.) 

Sign up now for the Seal of Biliteracy Application 2024 by March 15. [2024 Application Link]

For more information or to apply, contact Nicole Bryner, World Language Academic Chair, at [email protected] or speak with your counselor.

Don't miss this chance to showcase your language proficiency and boost your prospects!
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