Unit 1: Defining Language Fluency

ACTFLPerformance Descriptors for Language Learners

Levels of Fluency

World Readiness Standards

The goal is to get students to become world ready educated citizens. Language acquisition is an important aspect to any World Language classroom. However, under the recently reviewed World Language Standards indicate that there are other indicators to assess students world readiness proficiency level. The new standards have been put into practice by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. It's worth understanding what this means for instructional planning.

Video: [Secrets of Learning a New Language]

Consider the following questions while viewing video:

1. How have students been measured to meet proficiency levels?
2. Do you recall experiencing any of the mentioned scenarios in your education?

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