Oral Proficiency Scale

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Language growth depends on many factors, including personal motivation, time allocated within a school to language classes, and family and community involvement.  Within the curriculum are five levels including: Emergent, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Capable.  Moving from one language level to the next is not linear, rather it spirals like a cone.  The progress from one level to the next takes more time exposed to the language.  The diagrams below attempt to describe how the scale is related to the levels within the curriculum.
For a copy of the Oral Proficiency Scale please click on the following link.  Use the descriptors within the scale to determine where the students are at. 
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