Speaking Type and
Composition or English 1A
with or without outside information.
Oral presentations may be 2-3 minutes.
Classroom discussions are usually limited.
information when the situation is strongly supported by context and interaction.
Often misunderstand when information is unfamiliar or when cultural knowledge is required.
Sometimes identify subjects and details when listening to extended speech, but often misunderstand the central message.
Have uneven understanding of natural speech and often require repetition or rephrasing.
Initiate and respond to simple statements.
Successfully communicate in familiar situations that are unrehearsed, interactive, task-oriented or social in nature.
Use basic vocabulary and a limited range of grammatical structures correctly.
Maintain a face-to-face conversation on a familiar topic with support from the other speaker.
sometimes interfere with communication.
Speak with numerous non-native pauses and/or non-native flow which sometimes interfere with intelligibility.
5 levels below Freshman Composition or English 1A
Share experiences mostly in pairs or small groups. Topics are usually personal and familiar.
Produce language functions and conversation needed for daily life.
Most student language production is limited to 1-2 minutes per turn. It is difficult to produce extended language on even personal topics.
Usually understand familiar information in interactions that fulfill immediate personal needs.
Misunderstand new information on unfamiliar topics.
Produce simple and occasional compound sentences in simple present, simple past, and future tenses.
Answer simple questions with occasional misunderstanding; ask very basic questions with some accuracy.
Exhibit frequent phonemic errors and non-native stress and intonation patterns which often interfere with communication.
Speak with numerous non-native pauses and/or non-native flow which often interfere with intelligibility.
Produce language functions and conversation
Understand only simple sentences, basic instructions or descriptions of
Produce simple sentences in simple present and simple past tense with
Exhibit frequent phonemic errors
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