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Example: Using a map to test your listening proficiency

 

Introduction
 

You can use two copies of a town or city map to test your listening proficiency.

Guidelines
  Here are some guidelines to follow when you use a map to test your listening proficiency:
 
  • Use this technique if you think you are at Intermediate proficiency.
  • You can use this technique to learn to understand directions as well as to check proficiency.

    Tip:

    When testing yourself,

    • ask a speaker other than a language associate (LA) to test you, or
    • ask the LA to direct you to a place you have not already used in practice activities.
Things to do
  Here are the things to do when you use a town or city map to test your listening proficiency:
 
  • You choose understanding directions as a task appropriate to Intermediate level. Give a speaker of the language one copy of a town or city map and ask for directions on how to get from one place to another.
  • Listen to the directions and trace the path on your copy of the map.
  • Check with the speaker to see if you arrived at the right place.
  • Reread the description of the different levels of listening proficiency in the ACTFL guidelines.
  • Decide as honestly as possible which level of the guidelines your performance matches.
    Note:

    If you got where you were supposed to most of the time, you are probably at Intermediate level.


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