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ACTFL Proficiency Levels and Performance Descriptors

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Episode notes

In this episode I walk through the ACTFL Proficiency Levels and Performance Descriptors.
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  • What they are
  • How  they are used in teaching and learning
  • How they are designed
  • How they are organized
  • What each proficiency level involves
  • Breakdown of Interpersonal Proficiency Levels
  • How to use Proficiency Levels (Performance Descriptors) in the classroom

Blog posts:

  • --  walks through writing I can statements that are truly communicative and there is a link to the ACTFL Performance Descriptors
  • -- shows what language looks like at each proficiency level and what students can focus on (or do) to level up.

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