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Seeking Foreign Language Speaking Students,
any Gender and Ethnicity appearing age 12-18,
for Education Videos

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We’re casting students in a series of world language assessment videos for middle school and high school learners. This is part of an interactive test used in classrooms nationwide created by ACTFL ( We’re seeking students who speak any of the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian and Spanish

  • Must be a Native or Heritage speaker. (Native speakers learned to speak the language of the place where he or she was born as a child. Heritage speakers use the language at home but may have been primarily educated in English.)
  • Must appear to be between the ages of 12-18. (Young adults who appear to be high school age may qualify for the high school role). Any gender and ethnicity.
  • Must be able to read aloud lengthy and complex speaking texts in the specified language using a teleprompter. No memorization required.
  • Must be comfortable in front of a camera and be able to take direction from a language expert.
  • Performance will be entirely in the specified language.
  • Theatrical or acting background not necessary, but helpful.


Multiple roles are available in each language. Portray a Middle School or High School student from another country having a video chat in the specified language with an American student learning that same language. Must be friendly, approachable, and engaging.


  • Filming dates: you will be scheduled for one 3-hour session sometime between March 4 – March 31, 2023. Weekday and weekend sessions are available.
  • Filming will be in-person in Alexandria, VA
  • Current CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly followed for in-person filming
  • Students and accompanying adults must provide proof of vaccination for access to the filming set. (Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis).


  • $300 for up to three hours of filming and a one-hour rehearsal via Zoom. The performer is required to practice the script on their own prior to the scheduled filming date.
  • Theatrical permits are required for actors under age 16. A parent or guardian must fill out appropriate forms and mail them in. Instructions on the process will be provided.
  • For actors under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must: 1) sign the permission form in advance, 2) be present during a one-hour virtual rehearsal via Zoom, and 3) be present during in-person filming.


Email us at with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your current age
  • The town or city where you live
  • The language you speak and whether you are a native or heritage speaker

Please do not send photos at this time. Any photos or videos submitted before we request them will not be considered. If a role is still available, we will reply with additional information. If under 18, please include your parent or guardian on the email to us.



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