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TESL Canada Journal, v29 spec iss 6 p180-197 2012

The Alberta K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks are organized by division: kindergarten, grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. They are descriptors of language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The descriptors are arranged in a continuum of seven language competences across five proficiency levels. Several supporting resources have been developed to support classroom teachers in using the Benchmarks, which include: (1) illustrative examples; (2) writing samples; (3) speaking videos; (4) tracking sheets; (5) division-level summaries. This article provides information on the Alberta K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks with a description of the Benchmarks, their supporting resources, and a commentary on their use in the classroom. (Contains 9 tables.)

Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, Video Technology, Language Proficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Benchmarking, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Reading Skills, Listening Skills

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Author: Salmon, Kathy; Ettrich, Mike

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1874&id=EJ989909



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