Moving on up: Helping Learners Extend their Proficiency Level

The Workshop

Knowing a student’s proficiency level is not only how teachers assess their students, but also how teachers plan for instruction. It also allows students to set personal learning goals for themselves. In this workshop, we’ll explore what language looks like at each of the proficiency levels. We shall also explore strategies for helping move students from one proficiency level to the next highest one – in all three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. By scaffolding tasks and pushing students out of their comfort zones, teachers will see students explore new language on their own and give them more ownership over their own skills and shows them that they can speak and write at a more advanced level than they imagined.

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