Helping students of Arabic understand, self-assess, and improve their oral proficiency
4b. Is my oral proficiency at the Novice level?
Novice-level speakers are able to communicate minimally with learned and memorized material. Their speech may be difficult for native speakers to understand.
|Tasks||Count, greet, name, tell|
|Topics||Basic objects, expressions of politeness|
|Quality||Memorized words and phrases|
Listen to these Novice-level task responses. If you think your response would be similar in length (how much you say) and content (what you say), then your speaking abilities are at least at the Novice level.
Novice Sample Task
Imagine that you meet every week with Samira, your Arabic friend from Mauritania, to practice your Arabic. Today, Samira asks you to name the colors in Arabic. After you hear Samira's request, name in Arabic the colors you know.
Novice Low Performance
Novice Mid Performance
Exhibited several words with little difficulty in the pronunciation of certain letters and sounds.