AAPPL assesses communication as defined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

AAPPL is administered online in a school’s computer or language lab.

ACTFL’s Professional Development workshops provide a rich context for AAPPL.

Welcome to AAPPL

The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is unlike any other assessment. AAPPL Measure addresses the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and uses today’s communication media in which test takers perform tasks such as participating in a virtual video chat, creating wikis, e-mailing, and using apps to demonstrate language ability. 

Language and Modes of Communication

The AAPPL Measure assesses the following modes of communication:

  • Interpersonal Listening/Speaking
  • Presentational Writing
  • Interpretive Reading and Listening


The AAPPL Measure is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and ESL. Click here for more information.