Global Seal of Biliteracy

The Alliance Française de Seattle, starting in 2022, credentials with the Global Seal of Biliteracy

In order to obtain the Global Seal of Biliteracy, you need to take language tests such as Avant STAMP in French or a DELF/DALF diploma. We can proctor these exams in person, or for STAMP, remotely.  Please write to us at info@afseattle.org if you are interested in 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. Our program applies on behalf of qualifying candidates for the Global Seal of Biliteracy certification and will handle the logistics of getting each recipient their Global Seal if they have qualifying test results. The Global Seal is and will be FREE for all. The Alliance Française de Seattle will cover the expenses for printing and mailing the diplomas. 

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


WHO


The Global Seal of Biliteracy is accessible to anyone, including those in public, private, charter, independent or home school, college or the workforce, anywhere in the world. This includes those who learned their language in a classroom, at home, or through other experiences.

WHY


In a global society where intercultural communication has become increasingly important, the Global Seal provides a unique and recognizable certification of language skills. The Global Seal of Biliteracy provides a universally consistent and inclusive micro-credential to increase opportunity for bilinguals from middle school through adulthood.

HOW


In order to receive a Global Seal of Biliteracy, we require certification of first language documentation and qualifying test scores for the second language. Candidates are required to meet a qualifying score on either the ACTFL or CEFR Proficiency Scales to earn the Global Seal.  The Alliance Française de Seattle can facilitate access to language tests such as Avant STAMP in French or DELF/DALF necessary to obtain the Global Seal of Biliteracy. We can administer these exams in person, or remotely (for STAMP only).