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. For more about ACTFL, go to www.actfl.org.