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  • 1.
    • Government Academic Definition
    • (FSI) Scale (ACTFL/ETS) Scale
    4+ Superior Able to speak the language with sufficient 4 structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate 3+ effectively in most formal and informal 3 conversations 5 Native Able to speak like an educated native speaker 2+ Advanced Plus Able to satisfy most work requirements and show some ability to communicate on concrete topics 2 Advanced Able to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements
    • 1+ Intermediate-High Able to satisfy most survival needs and limited
    • social demands
    • 1 Intermediate-Mid Able to satisfy some survival needs and some limited
      • social demands
      • Intermediate-Low Able to satisfy basic survival needs and minimum
      • courtesy requirements
    0+ Novice-High Able to satisfy needs with learned utterances 0 Novice-Mid Able to operate in only a very limited capacity Novice-Low Unable to function in the spoken language No ability whatsoever in the language Source: Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro. ETS Oral Proficiency Testing Manual. Princeton, N.J.: Educational Testing Service, 1982.
  • 2.  
  • 3. Proficiency Levels by Years (Spanish - High School - 7500 students) 1 year of study 2 years of study 3 years of study 4 years of study
  • 4. Novice Speakers
    • Respond to simple questions on the most common features of daily life
    • Convey minimal meaning to interlocutors experienced at dealing with foreigners by using
    • -isolated words
    • -lists of words
    • -memorized phrases
    • -some personalized recombinations
    • of words or phrases
    • Satisfy only a very limited number of immediate needs
  • 5. How accurate are Novice Speakers?
    • Intelligibility (pronunciation and stress, e.g., feesh vs. feess )
    • Contextually appropriate responses;
  • 6. Intermediate Speakers
    • Participate in simple, direct conversations on generally predictable topics related to daily activities and personal environment
    • Obtain and give information by describing and asking and answering questions
    • Initiate, sustain and bring to a close a number of basic, uncomplicated communicative exchanges, often in a reactive mode
    • Create with the language and communicate personal meaning to sympathetic interlocutors by combining language elements in discrete sentences and strings of sentences
    • Satisfy simple personal needs and social demands to survive in the target language culture
  • 7. How accurate are Intermediate Speakers?
    • Require interlocutors who are accustomed to non-native speakers of the language (more patient);
    • Speak mostly in present tense but can use some past and future;
    • Pronunciation, stress patterns, and grammar may all be flawed but there is sufficient accuracy for communication at the sentence level.
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