Helping students of Arabic understand, self-assess, and improve their oral proficiency

What have I learned?

Student looking at cameraYou have now completed Arabic Oral Proficiency: A Guide for Students. Let's summarize what the five sections have covered.



Part 1: Why should I self-assess?

  • Definition of self-assessment
  • Motivational benefits of self-assessment
  • Academic benefits of self-assessment

Part 2: What is oral proficiency?

  • Definition of oral proficiency
  • Importance of oral proficiency
  • Measuring oral proficiency using the ACTFL Guidelines

Part 3: How long will it take to become proficient?

  • Learner differences in attaining oral proficiency
  • Oral proficiency outcomes to expect from different amounts of Arabic study

Part 4: How can I assess my own oral proficiency?

  • Speaking abilities (tasks, topics, quantity, and quality of language) at the major proficiency levels
  • Tips to help you assess your oral proficiency
  • Sample task responses at each level

Part 5: How can I improve my oral proficiency?

  • Tips for improving fluency of speech
  • Tips for improving accuracy of speech

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