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ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
by American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Originally published as:   American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 1983. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Revised 1985. Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: ACTFL Materials Center.

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This book contains descriptions of different levels of language proficiency identified by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, based on the five levels originally defined by the US Foreign Service Institute. ACTFL provides a detailed description of the kinds of communication functions, range of vocabulary, degree of accuracy and flexibility that learners of a language are able to control at different levels in each of the four major language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). These descriptions can be helpful in setting language learning goals, in planning learning activities and in evaluating proficiency.


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