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SOPI Schedule and Instructions


SOPI Calendar (Scheduled: May 22-31, 2017 / Make-up day: June 7, 2017)


SOPIs are conducted in the Digital Language Lab on the first floor of Lathrop Library.

The SOPI (Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview) is carried out by the Stanford Language Center, and is designed to measure the oral proficiency of students who take first- and second-year (and some third-year) -LANG courses. It measures what students can do functionally with the language, and consists of real-life speaking tasks.

The SOPI takes 25-45 minutes to complete and is given during a regular class hour. Tasks are similar to the types of hands-on speaking activities students routinely do in and for class throughout the quarter, since these reflect the functional objectives of the course.

For that reason, the best way to prepare is to practice those objectives through regular and active participation in your language course. Some SOPI tasks will be easier, others more challenging. Regardless, the important thing is to speak as much and as well as you can, and show what you can do.

Taking a SOPI