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The 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, the result of collaboration between the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guide:
The statements are organized according to the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational Modes of Communication as described in the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages:
Aligned with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 and the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners the Can-Do Statements reflect the continuum of growth in communication skills through the Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior, and Distinguished levels.
The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication and the Reflection Tool for Learners provide a set of examples and scenarios that show how learners use the target language and knowledge of culture to demonstrate their Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC). (https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements)
On November 7, the ERC, along with 70 other area educators, participated in the Ohio Department of Education’s 2017 Intercultural Can-Do Statements professional development. The day was a deep dive into standards-aligned classroom assignments, model curriculum, and curricular analysis.
To request an Intercultural Can-Do Statements consultation, please contact the ERC.