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The University of Washington is pleased to support the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) effort to continue the service started by WAFLT and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in 2011 to support school districts that would like to offer World Language proficiency testing to their students. Through this language testing, students may earn from 1 to 4 Competency-Based Credits in a language they know, and possibly qualify for the State Seal of Biliteracy at high school graduation.

The University of Washington (and all public universities in the state) recognize that students who have earned 2 or more of these Competency Credits on their high school transcript can satisfy the college admissions requirement of 2 high school credits of the same World Language. At the UW, students who have earned 3 (or more) high school credits in the same language can also satisfy the college language exit requirement. (Students who did not earn Comp Credits for their language in high school and speak and read and write a language that is not taught at the UW may be able to complete UW World Language Exit Requirement Proficiency Testing through the Language Learning Center through a partnership with WAFLT Testing..)

Getting Started


View the World Language Credit Program video to get inspired!


Tribal Lands Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are on the many tribal lands of the first nations of the Pacific Northwest. We honor their languages and cultures in celebrating their rich heritage. They are still here.

Tribes of Washington State:

Chehalis, Colville, Cowlitz, Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Squaxin Island, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, Upper Skagit, Yakama, Duwamish, Wanapum, and Chinook.

32 tribes, 29 Federally recognized, 20 spoken languages