Requirements for Certification of Nativelike Language Proficiency
As a service to its affiliates, the CDLC will issue Certification of Nativelike Language Proficiency to affiliate students who meet the requirements listed below. This Certificate may be in addition to any diplomas, degrees, or Distinguished/Advanced Professional Language Proficiency Certificates awarded within the institution (see, for example, the proposed Certificate program of the Center for the Advancement of Distinguished Language Proficiency at San Diego State University) and serves as objective, tested evidence of the attainment of near-native language competence and performance.
- Tested Level 4 proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension of one or more foreign/heritage languages by a certified examiner or tester contracted by the CDLC.
- Completion of a foreign degree in any field of study.
- Successful participation in at least one CDLC symposium/conference.
- An internship or professional job in which high-level language proficiency was/is used; internships can be arranged through the Washington Branch.
- Satisfaction of all graduation requirements, including coursework, established by the affiliated institution; attestation from the institution must be available.