Global Language Portfolio   (June 2008)

 

COMMUNICATION SELF ASSESSMENT AND GOAL SETTING

 

Date of Self-Assessment _________________________

 

Provisional Checklist for:                                                                                        Listening 

 

Self-assessment: 

Work through the checklist and note in the first of the two right-hand columns what you believe you can already do 80% of the time or more.  Placing a checkmark in the first of the two columns indicates mastery of the task performed rather than occasional success.  After you check off over 80% of the items for a given ACTFL level, you should progress to the next level in that same skill.  Each skill is assessed separately with different levels possible in each of 5 skills.  Keep going through this checklist until you reach the highest level where you checked off at least 4 of the 5 tasks.  Record that level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, or C2) on your GLP Language Passport. 

 

Goal setting: 

Place a checkmark in the second column to identify the next set of goals you wish to reach in the future. 

 

 

Language: _______________________________________

(1) I can do this easily and well.

(2) This is  one of my goals.

Listening

Level A Basic User

A1

I can understand basic greetings, such as hello, good-bye, and how I am doing.

I can understand clear and simple commands, such as “come in” or “open the door.”

I can understand various simple and familiar expressions of everyday life, like “thank you” and “you’re welcome.”

I can understand numbers, prices, days of the week, months of the year, and references to time of day, although I may need to clarify with gestures or by asking someone to repeat.

I can understand basic words and phrases about myself and my family when they are spoken slowly and clearly.

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A2

I can understand simple personal questions, such as my name, address, and telephone number.   

I can understand everyday words and phrases when people speak slowly and clearly, as in a restaurant or at a hotel.

I can follow simple directions on how to find something or how to get somewhere, such as getting to a museum or a train station.

I can identify the main points in television news items when there is visual support.

I can understand the purpose of a telephone call in order to direct it to a qualified person.

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Level B Independent User

B1

I can understand detailed instructions when they relate to my everyday experience or to my areas of expertise.

I can understand the arguments given by each person in a short discussion about a topic that I know well.

I can follow much of what happens in films in which images and actions help me to interpret the meaning of clear and straightforward language.

I can understand the main idea in a short audio recording (radio, television, or video) when it is articulated in common language about topics that interest me. 

I can understand detailed factual information on familiar topics in school or at work.

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B2 

I can understand most film dialogues and televised documentaries when the topics covered are familiar.

I can appreciate a speaker’s mood, tone, feelings, and attitudes.

I can understand standard spoken language in everyday situations, even in a noisy setting where several people are talking.

I can follow without difficulty a phone conversation concerning my personal and professional interests.

I can understand explanations of concrete and abstract topics spoken at a normal speed and in a standard dialect.

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Level C Proficient User

C1

I can discern opinions and follow the the development of arguments in conversations and presentations, even when some ideas are implied rather than stated.

I can recognize a wide range of idioms and common phrases, and follow many changes of style and of register.

I can understand public announcements, such as those in a train station or at a sporting event, even when the clarity of the message is minimal due to the background noise of trains or screaming crowds.

I can understand most language in films or television programs, including those containing slang or idiomatic speech, although I may need to confirm details when the accent is unfamiliar.

I can easily follow complex interactions among native speakers in group discussions or debates.

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C2 

I can understand any utterance, whatever the level of language or the speed of delivery.

I can understand long, complex oral presentations, even when they do not concern my areas of expertise.

I can follow specialized lectures and presentations which use a high degree of colloquialism, regional usage, or unfamiliar terminology.

I can follow complex presentations, and group discussions or debates, even when they are about abstract, complicated, and unfamiliar topics.

I can understand movies, TV shows, and stage plays, even when they contain non-standard speech and colloquial expressions, provided I have time to become familiar with the accent. 

(Added specific descriptors for languages with tones, or for specific language attributes:)