Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels is designed to help Spanish language teachers gain an understanding of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Speaking and to practice evaluating proficiency levels of Spanish speakers.

We at COERLL are committed to developing quality open educational resources (OER) for language teachers and students. In this effort, we have given you access to this resource via Google Docs. We encourage you to use and edit the resource for your purposes and to share the materials with others.

For more practice evaluating Spanish speaking levels, visit our sister site: Spanish Proficiency Level Training and Learner Corpus (SPT).

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Introduction to Oral Proficiency is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Practice Modules
You are invited to use, remix, and share the practice modules for non-commercial purposes. Materials based on this resource should include the following attribution:

Source:  Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels by Judith Liskin-Gasparro and COERLL, The University of Texas at Austin. http://www.oralproficiency.coerll.utexas.edu

Learner Videos
The video content referenced in the modules are from the original work Spanish Proficiency Level Training and Learner Corpus (SPT). Researchers using the learner videos are asked to acknowledge both the University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Center and Professor Dale Koike as the Principal Investigator of the project in any publication arising from their work.



Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro, The University of Iowa

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Dale Koike, The University of Texas at Austin
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