Proficiency Posters & Building Proficiency Levels Needed to be Globally Competitive


The North Carolina World Language Essential Standards have proficiency outcome expectations for students in the various programs and levels, which are outlined in the program introductions (pages 6-14) and have been placed on posters using graphics for each of the proficiency ranges: Novice - Parrot, Intermediate - Survivor, Advanced - Storyteller.


The student outcomes have also been matched to research on corresponding jobs and professions:

Building Proficiency Levels Needed to be Globally Competitive for Work
This version includes the Global Languages Endorsement, North Carolina's Seal of Biliteracy.

Oral Proficiency Levels in the Workplace
This document was published by ACTFL based, in part, on the North Carolina document. It is posted on the ACTFL website under Additional Resources in Publications.

Please download the handouts above and/or the posters below as needed, either as a set or individually, from the Google drive.


All Proficiency Expectations Posters:
PowerPoint set or PDF set for use with tablets and other devices
Classical Languages
Dual & Heritage Languages
Modern Languages

Dual Language/Immersion, K-12 - alphabetic languages
K-8 programs - all language types
High School Credit courses, I-VI
Dual Language/Immersion, K-12 - logographic languages
High School Credit courses, I-VIII - alphabetic languages

Heritage Language courses, I & II - alphabetic languages
High School Credit courses, I-VIII - logographic languages

Heritage Language courses, I & II - logographic languages
High School Credit courses, I-VIII - visual languages

The initial posters from this set were first used during Summer Institutes 2012 in the section on the spiraling of proficiency levels, but they have been expanded since that time.