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Staff Certifications

The following instructors are ACTFL-OPI certified testers:

  • Spanish: Ali Miano, Vivian Brates, Maria Cristina Urruela, Hae-Joon Won, Irene Corso, Kara Sánchez, Citlalli del Carpio, Carimer Ortiz Cuevas, Ana Vivancos
  • Portuguese: Agripino Silveira, Lyris Wiedemann
  • French: Maria Comsa, Heather Howard, Marie Lasnier, Vera Shapirshteyn, Alix Mazuet
  • Italian: Marta Baldocchi, Alessandra McCarty, Giovanni Tempesta
  • German: Paul Nissler
  • Hebrew: Vered Shemtov
  • English for Foreign Students: Kristopher Geda, Phil Hubbard
  • Korean: Hee-Sun Kim, Hannah Yoon
  • Japanese: Momoyo Kubo Lowdermilk, Emi Mukai, Emiko Yasumoto Magnani, Momoe Saito Fu, Yoshiko Tomiyama
  • Chinese: Marina Chung, Michelle DiBello, Nina Yuhsun Lin, Le Tang, Huazhi Wang, Youping Zhang, Hong Zeng
  • Russian: Rima Greenhill, Eugenia Khassina
  • Arabic: Salem Aweiss (DLI), Khalil Barhoum, Thoraya Boumehdi, Khalid Obeid, Ramzi Salti
  • ILR-Greek: Eva Prionas
  • ILR-Cantonese: Sik Lee Dennig
  • ILR-Chinese: Xiaofang Zhou
  • Swahili: Samuel Mukoma
  • Hindi: Sonia Taneja
  • Turkish: Ebru Ergul
  • Persian: Shervin Emami

In addition, other lecturers are currently pursuing certification in Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, and Portuguese.

Our ACTFL-certified raters in Writing Proficiency are:

  • Spanish: Ali Miano, Vivian Brates, Citlalli del Carpio, Carimer Ortiz Cuevas, Veronika Reinhold, Kara Sánchez, Maria Cristina Urruela, Ana Vivancos, Hae-Joon Won
  • Portuguese: Agripino Silveira, Lyris Wiedemann
  • French: Maria Comsa, Heather Howard, Marie Lasnier, Vera Shapirshteyn, Alix Mazuet
  • German: Paul Nissler
  • English for Foreign Students: Kristopher Geda, Phil Hubbard
  • Italian: Marta Baldocchi, Alessandra McCarty
  • Korean: Hee-Sun Kim
  • Japanese: Momoyo Kubo Lowdermilk, Emi Mukai, Emiko Yasumoto Magnani, Yoshiko Tomiyama
  • Chinese: Marina Chung, Sik Lee Dennig, Michelle DiBello, Nina Yuhsun Lin, Le Tang, Huazhi Wang, Hong Zeng, Youping Zhang, Xiaofang Zhou
  • Arabic: Khalil Barhoum, Thoraya Boumehdi, Khalid Obeid, Ramzi Salti
  • Greek: Eva Prionas
  • Russian: Rima Greenhill, Eugenia Khassina

A number of the current OPI testers are pursuing additional certification as Writing Proficiency raters in their respective language.

The following instructors are certified OPI Tester Trainers:

  • Spanish: Ali Miano
  • Korean: Hee-Sun Kim
  • Chinese: Nina Yushun Lin