Wednesday, September 5, 2007

LPI Language Proficiency Exam


Today marks our final and most important assessment, the Language Proficiency Exam. The Peace Corps wants us to score at least at the Intermediate Low Level of the LPI index. This level is one in which we should at least be able to survive on out own. We are to be able to tell people about ourselves, find our way around on buses and the ferry, shop for food and items, and ask other people about their families, etc.

The test is conducted in 20 minute sessions by an independent tester and is recorded. Our group all passed. Of course, they are many who greatly exceeded the minimum level.
The pictures may give you some idea of the tension as we awaited our term. Mary was the first to go, and had the rest of the day to relax.

What? Us Worried?

Mary, the first to be tested
Waiting for their turn in "The Box"

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