Oral Performance Assessment (OPA 2)

About the OPA2

This assessment is designed to measure your ability to communicate in English in an instructional format. The topics are drawn from your field of study and are suggested by your advisor or your DGS. The test demonstrates how well you speak English in the context of presenting information in your academic area to undergraduates. The OPA consists of 2 sections, a 10-minute teaching segment and an office visit. It is presented in a classroom with a whiteboard and is videotaped. At least two raters will rate your performance.

Test Dates

The OPA assessment is held in the Yale Center for Language Study and is offered three (3) times a year in August, January and May.  The OPA may be used as an alternative to the SPEAK if eligibility requirements are met. Please contact James Tierney at james.tierney@yale.edu or 203-432-6806 for eligibility.

The test dates are:

  • August 23, 2011
  • January 6, 2012
  • May 10, 2012

OPA Registration

  • August OPA Registration
  • January OPA Registration
  • May OPA Registration

Additional Information about OPA 2