Global Language Portfolio   (June 2008)

 

COMMUNICATION SELF ASSESSMENT AND GOAL SETTING

 

Date of Self-Assessment _________________________

 

Provisional Checklist for:                                                                         Spoken Production 

 

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.

Spoken Production

Level A Basic User

A1

I can introduce myself in simple terms, telling who I am, what I do, and where I live.

I can identify my family members, certain articles of clothing, and colors.

I can use very simple sentences to talk to classmates or co-workers about people and places, using connecting words such as “and”, “or”, and “then.”

I can describe my office or classroom using rehearsed expressions and sentences.

I can use numbers well enough to communicate my telephone number, the date, or how much something costs.

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

 

 

 

 

A2 

I can describe myself, my family, and other individuals in simple terms.

I can describe my everyday activities at school and at work.

I can compare persons, objects, or situations, and explain my preferences.

I can narrate events and describe what I have seen or experienced in simple fashion.

I can make a brief rehearsed presentation and be understood by an audience that is familiar with the topic.

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

 

 

 

 

Level B Independent User

B1 

I can narrate and describe events in detail. 

I can spontaneously communicate information or make certain requests by telephone.

I can provide simple information on familiar topics and express my point of view without using notes.

I can relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions and opinions.

I can give a prepared presentation on a familiar topic, emphasizing the points that seem most important.

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

 

 

 

 

B2 

I can describe and narrate situations and events in detail, elaborating and departing from a prepared text in response to audience questions.

I can summarize the plot of a film or play and speculate on characters’ motives.

I can explain my point of view on a proposed plan of action, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

I can speak for a relatively long time at a rather normal pace, avoiding excessive pauses and restating my words if misunderstandings occur.

I can present an issue or problem and explore its causes, results, and related hypothetical situations.

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

 

 

 

 

Level C Proficient User

C1 

I can summarize a long and demanding text, integrating sub-themes and drawing appropriate conclusions.

I can make a clear and structured presentation in my areas of professional and personal interest, expanding on and supporting points of view with appropriate justifications and examples.

I can usually express myself with precision, although I sometimes need to overcome a lapse in vocabulary by paraphrasing or explaining.

I can express myself with ease and spontaneity on many concrete topics, with occasional hesitation on unfamiliar topics and abstract themes.

I can make an announcement with ease, using stress and intonation to convey finer shades of meaning appropriate to the context.

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

 

 

 

 

C2 

I can summarize and synthesize information from diverse sources, reproducing both abstract arguments and factual content.

I can reformulate ideas with great flexibility when I wish to emphasize or clarify a point of view.

I can express shades of meaning with precision, using correctly a wide range of strategies to strengthen or soften my phrases.

I can use idiomatic and common everyday expressions with confidence, clarifying my intent when there are multiple meanings.

I can express my opinions concerning complex or sensitive issues, give advice, and confidently handle difficult and even hostile situations.

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