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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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Complete Table of Contents

Summary

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.

The ACTFL guidelines

ACTFL guidelines: Listening

ACTFL guidelines: Listening--Novice
ACTFL guidelines: Listening--Intermediate
ACTFL guidelines: Listening--Advanced
ACTFL guidelines: Listening--Superior
ACTFL guidelines: Listening--Distinguished

ACTFL guidelines: Speaking

ACTFL guidelines: Speaking--Novice
ACTFL guidelines: Speaking--Intermediate
ACTFL guidelines: Speaking--Advanced
ACTFL guidelines: Speaking--Superior

ACTFL guidelines: Reading

ACTFL guidelines: Reading--Novice
ACTFL guidelines: Reading--Intermediate
ACTFL guidelines: Reading--Advanced
ACTFL guidelines: Reading--Superior
ACTFL guidelines: Reading--Distinguished

ACTFL guidelines: Writing

ACTFL guidelines: Writing--Novice
ACTFL guidelines: Writing--Intermediate
ACTFL guidelines: Writing--Advanced
ACTFL guidelines: Writing--Superior

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