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░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines 2012

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The ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines 2012 are a description of what individuals can do with language in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations in a spontaneous and non-rehearsed context.

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Examine the most current version of the Guidelines by skill or level, listen to and read samples that represent abilities at each of the major proficiency levels.

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Preface

The direct application of the ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines is for the evaluation of functional language ability. The Guidelines are intended to be used for global assessment in academic and workplace settings. However, the Guidelines do have instructional implications. The ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines underlie the development of the ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners (1998) and are used in conjunction with the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning (1996, 1998, 2006) to describe how well students meet content standards. For the past 25 years, the ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Guidelines have had an increasingly profound impact on foreign language teaching and learning in the United States.

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Document (PDF) ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines 2001

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Document (PDF) ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines 1999

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Document (PDF) ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô Proficiency Guidelines 1986

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Oral Proficiency Levels in the Workplace

Promoting Proficiency in your classroom

This colorful 24 x 36 poster shows professions corresponding to various proficiency levels.

Acknowledgements

░─▓╩═╝┐Ô is deeply indebted to the many individuals who contributed to the previous editions of the Proficiency Guidelines.

In addition, ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô wishes to acknowledge the principal authors and editors of this 3rd Edition of the Proficiency Guidelines: Elvira Swender, Daniel J. Conrad, and Robert Vicars; and the invaluable contributions of the project consultants: Mahdi Alosh, Karen Breiner-Sanders, Ray T. Clifford, Helen Hamlyn, David Hiple, Judith Liskin-Gasparro, Pardee Lowe, Jr., Cynthia Martin, Karl F. Otto, Jr., Benjamin Rifkin, Mildred Rivera-Martinez, and Erwin Tschirner.

Finally, ░─▓╩═╝┐Ô is most appreciative of the comments and feedback from the many members of the profession who contributed generously of their time and expertise in reviewing earlier drafts of this document.