Earn World Language Competency Credits
World Language and Bilingual Students
If you can answer “Yes, I can do this fairly easily” to each statement in a language other than English, then you will probably be able to earn at least 1-2 credits. If you can answer “Yes, I can do this very easily” to all of the statements, then you may be able to earn 3-4 credits when you get tested.
- I can understand ideas on familiar topics expressed through phrases, short sentences, and frequently used expressions. [Listening]
- I can understand the main idea and some details in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary. [Reading]
- I can exchange information with another person about familiar tasks, topics and activities. [Person-to-Person Communication]
- I can use a series of phrases and sentences to provide basic information about familiar topics. [Spoken Production]
- I can write simple descriptions and short messages and request or provide information on familiar topics. [Writing]
American Sign Language Students
- I can respond to simple, direct questions or requests for information by demonstrating limited communicative exchanges with short phrases on memorized topics limited to everyday survival needs; e.g., work, school, pets, and hobbies. Comprehension requires considerable repetition and/or rephrasing, and slow simplified communication with extra linguistic support.
- I can manage a number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straight
forward, practical situations using concrete exchanges and predictable
topics. Comprehension requires frequent repetition. Misunderstandings may
- I can express personal meaning by combining and re-combining what I know
and what I receive from the interviewer. I can create short statements and
discrete sentences. I can generally be understood by the interviewer who is
accustomed to dealing with non-native language users. Comprehension
limitations are evident due to the need for frequent repetition or
rephrasing of questions on both familiar and unfamiliar topics.