World Languages and Cultures

Understanding Language Proficiency

Brandeis students are required to reach an intermediate level of proficiency in a language other than English. The following videos explain the concept of proficiency, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and provide examples of what learners can do at the intermediate level.

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Language Proficiency Overview (10:35)

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Intermediate Proficiency Levels (4:51)