World Languages Mandarin Chinese - World: Guānxì Resource Center

Language Acquisition - Language Proficiency Levels

Language Proficiency Levels Overview (PDF)
Language proficiency levels are a way to measure or describe where students are in their acquisition and development of the target language. This overview shows the development of measuring language ability and the range of such tools.

The Language Learning Continuum (see Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve) presents benchmarks for language learner progress in a series of qualitatively distinct stages of performance:

Language Acquisition

How students reach competence in a new language to listen, speak, read, and write at high levels of proficiency.

Curriculum Development

Sample units for elementary, middle, and high school Mandarin Chinese classes developed based on the California K-12 world language standards.

Language Instruction and Student Engagement

Video clips and other information to illustrate best practices in language teaching, specifically demonstrating lessons in the WORLD: Guānxì curriculum units.

Administrative Support

Resources and information to assist school and district administrators in planning, implementing, and improving Mandarin Chinese programs.

Chinese Teacher Exchange Program

Interviews, information, and resources from a program in San Diego County with 18 years of experience hosting guest teachers from a sister school in China.
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