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Global Seal of Biliteracy

Global Seal of Biliteracy

Global Seal of Biliteracy

The Global Seal of Biliteracy certifies one’s language proficiency in two or more languages and can be used as a credential for academic and employment purposes across state lines and national borders with a unique serial-numbered document. There are three different levels of proficiency:

  • Functional - intermediate proficiency,
  • Working - advanced low, and
  • Professional Fluency - advanced high.

Anyone can apply for the Global Seal of Biliteracy once they have official documentation of intermediate-mid proficiency or higher in two languages.

For more information:

2022-23 Global Seal of Biliteracy Reporting Form
This form is only for colleges and universities that are offering the Global Seal of Biliteracy.

Comparison of Global Seal of Biliteracy and PA Seal of Biliteracy:

Type of Seal PA Seal of Biliteracy
(once approved at state level)
Global Seal of Biliteracy
Candidates High school students Anyone (young learners, college students, adults, etc.)
Proficiency level Intermediate high to advanced high 3 levels:  Intermediate mid, advanced low, advanced high
Area of recognition State of PA World-wide

$20 AAPPL/STAMP4S test for Seal of Biliteracy

OPI/WPT cost varies

Application for seal is free once test results proving proficiency are submitted

Test costs (same as PA Seal of Biliteracy)

Languages English & a second language Any two languages