The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

Level

CCSD WL Modes Interpersonal
Interpersonal
Communication

CCSD WL Speaking
Presentational
Speaking

CCSD WL Writing 
Presentational
Writing

CCSD WL Listening
Interpretive
Listening

CCSD WL Reading 
Interpretive
Reading

CCSD WL InterculturalityIntercultural
Communication

Level I

Novice
High
Novice
High

Novice
High
Novice 
High
Intermediate 
Low
Novice

Level II

Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate 
Mid (-)
Novice

Level III

Intermediate 
Mid (-)
Intermediate 
Mid (-)
Intermediate 
Mid (-)
Intermediate 
Mid (-)
Intermediate 
Mid
Intermediate

Level IV

Intermediate 
Mid
Intermediate 
Mid
Intermediate 
Mid
Intermediate 
Mid
Intermediate
High
(-)
Intermediate

Level V - VIII

Intermediate
High (-) to
Advanced Low
Intermediate
High
(-) to 

Advanced Low
Intermediate
High
(-) to 

Advanced Low
Intermediate 
High (-) to 
Advanced Low
Intermediate
High
to 

Advanced Low
Advanced
Native Speakers I Intermediate
High
(-)
Intermediate
High
(-)
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate
High
(-)
Intermediate 
Low
Intermediate
Native Speakers II Advanced Low Advanced Low Intermediate
High (-)
Advanced Low Intermediate
High (-)
Intermediate

Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

 

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