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The explanations and activities you will find on this site are designed to give advanced students of English as a Second Language practice in advanced listening, reading, discussion, and writing. The topics presented will be geared towards a professional audience.
Are you ready for a challenge?!
Advanced Discussion Description What is an advanced English speaker able to do? There are different descriptions of what language learners can do at different levels. I will describe the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) descriptors, which is the system used by many government agencies and is the basis of the scale used by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Watch this brief presentation that describes the different levels, including some tips in reaching the next level: ILR Level Descriptions The activities on this website are designed to help English language learners move from level 2 (limited working proficiency) to level 3 (general professional proficiency). Consequently, most of the activities will be challenging. If they were easy, you wouldn't need to do them!
For more information about the ILR proficiency guidelines, visit the ILR Website.
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Last updated: September 15, 2010 TESOL Principles and Practices of Online Teaching