ABES Mandarin Immersion Program

Proficiency Matrix

(Updated August 2021)
 
  K 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Interpretive Listening Novice/L

Can recognize a few memorized words and phrases when hearing them spoken.
Novice/L

Can recognize a few more memorized words and phrases when hearing them spoken.
Novice/M

Can recognize some familiar words and phrases when hearing them spoken.
Novice/H

Can often understand words, phrases, and simple sentences related to everyday life. Can recognize pieces of information and sometimes understand the main topic of what is being said. 
Intermediate/L

Can understand the main idea in short, simple messages and presentations on familiar topics. Can understand the main idea of simple conversations that I overhear. 
Intermediate/L

Can understand the main idea in short, simple messages and presentations on familiar topics. Can understand the main idea of simple conversations that I overhear.
Presentational Speaking Novice/L

Can present information about myself and some other very familiar topics using single words or memorized phrases. 
 
Novice/L

Can present information about myself and more very familiar topics using single words or memorized phrases. 
 
Novice/M

Can present information about myself and some other very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions.
Novice/M

Can present information about myself and some other very familiar topics using a variety of words, phrases, and memorized expressions. 
Novice/H

Can present basic information on familiar topics using language I have practiced using phrases and simple sentences. 
Novice/H
Intermediate/L


Can present basic information on familiar topics using language I have practiced using phrases and simple sentences.
Can present information on most familiar topics using a series of simple sentences. 
Interpretive Reading Novice/L

Can recognize high-frequency characters. Can identify a few memorized words and phrases when reading. 

 
Novice/M

Can recognize more high-frequency characters.
 Can understand some learned or memorized words and phrases when reading. 
Novice/M

Can recognize more high-frequency characters. 
Can understand some learned or memorized words and phrases when reading. 
 
Novice/H

Can understand familiar words, phrases, and sentences within short and simple texts related to everyday life. Can sometimes understand the main idea of what I have read. 
Novice/H

Can understand familiar words, phrases, and sentences within short and simple texts related to everyday life. Can sometimes understand the main idea of what I have read. 
Intermediate/L/M

Can understand the main idea of short and simple texts when the topic is familiar. 
Can understand the main idea of texts related to everyday life and personal interests or studies. 
Presentational Writing Novice/L

Can copy strokes and radicals and some familiar characters
Novice/L

Can copy some familiar words, characters, or phrases
Novice/M

Can write lists and memorized phrases on familiar topics
Novice/M

Can write lists and memorized phrases on familiar topics. 
Novice/H

Can write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life. 
Novice/H
Intermediate/L

Can write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life. 
Can write briefly about most familiar topics and present information using a series of simple sentences. 
Interpersonal Communication Novice/L

Can communicate on some very familiar topics using single words and phrases that are practiced and memorized.
Novice/L

Can communicate on more very familiar topics using single words and phrases that are practiced and memorized.
Novice/M

Can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that are practiced and memorized. 
Novice/M

Can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized. 
Novice/H

Can communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language.
Can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions. 
Novice/H
Intermediate/L

 
Can participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentences. 
Can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions. 
Level Learning Reading Objectives B/C C/D/E D/E/F E/F/G F/G/H G/H/I
 
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