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

WL Interpersonal
Interpersonal
Communication

 Presentational Mode

 Interpretive Mode

 
Intercultural
Communication

WL Speaking
Presentational
Speaking

WL Writing
Presentational
Writing

WL Listening
Interpretive
Listening

WL Reading
Interpretive
 Reading

7th Grade

Novice
Mid
Novice
Mid
Novice
Mid
Novice 
Mid
Novice
High

Novice

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 (-)
Intermediate 
(-)

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

Native Speakers III

Advanced Low Advanced Low Intermediate 
High
Advanced Low Intermediate 
High

Advanced (-)

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

 

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