Proficiency Goals

The department uses proficiency standards established by the American Council for Foreign Language Teaching (ACFLT). The levels are defined as follows: novice, intermediate, advanced, and superior. Typically, after a year or two of study at UCLA students should be able to achieve “intermediate” proficiency in the language. Students who speak the language at home or spoke the language during their childhoods should gain or improve literacy, significantly expand vocabulary, and be able to function at the “advanced” level of proficiency.

For detailed descriptions of all of the proficiency levels and their sub-levels, please review the ACFLT Proficiency Guidelines Handbook.