The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy

The next deadline for the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy will be in October 2018.

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy recognizes Arkansas high school students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages. It is awarded by AFLTA (Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association) and ARKTESOL (Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and has been a collaborative effort between both organizations, K-12 teachers, university faculty, and members of the community.

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy is a certification that encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. Since March 2017, 352 biliterate Arkansas high school students have earned the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy!

The application form, as well as information about language proficiency requirements and testing, can be found below. Please read this documentation thoroughly before beginning the application process. For more information please email

We look forward to receiving your application!

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy Committee


The most recent application deadline was March 30th, 2018.

The next deadline will be in October 2018.

Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy Requirements

  1. Evidence of English proficiency
  2. Evidence of proficiency in another language
  3. Essay - Respond to the following prompt in at least 200 words: Describe how your biliteracy experiences have prepared you for your future goals.
  4. Consent form for application review

Proficiency Score Requirements

ASB Acceptable Evidence.pdf

Consent Form

ASB Consent Form.pdf