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Recognizing Language Learning with the Global Seal of Biliteracy

The International School of Indiana has chosen to credential student language learning with the Global Seal of Biliteracy. 

The Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential that conveys proficiency with language skills in two or more languages for our qualifying candidates. The Global Seal of Biliteracy enables programs across the world to quickly validate a student’s language skills to provide recognition, appropriate and or advanced placement in a language program, and even help earn scholarships and job opportunities. 

The Global Seal of Biliteracy allows employers to easily verify our students’ language skills and be confident that they possess valuable soft skills linked to language learners.  We believe language credentials will result in pay differentials and increased employment opportunities for bilinguals. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is serial-numbered and can be added to a resume or LinkedIn under "Licenses & Certifications.”

The Global Seal of Biliteracy accepts multiple qualifying tests to receive this credential. ISI has chosen to use the Avant STAMP language assessment as an external measure of student language proficiency in French, Mandarin and Spanish. We conducted a trial of this assessment in the 2020-21 school year for students in Grade 5 through Grade 10. Our successful trial will mean that we continue to use this assessment and share results with students and parents. Additionally, some of our students in Grades 10 and 11 sit the Advanced Placement examination in French, Mandarin and Spanish, which can also be used to earn the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Students sitting International Baccalaureate higher level examinations in Grade 12 are also eligible for this award. The Global Seal will only be recognized with language assessments that are taken within 12 months of application for the award.

Students are eligible for a Global Seal of Biliteracy award at the end of Grade 8. There are two awards our students can achieve:

  • Global Seal of Biliteracy for Functional Fluency
  • Global Seal of Biliteracy for Working Fluency

To learn more about the Global Seal of Biliteracy, visit their website at www.theglobalseal.com
 

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