Level 1: Beginning
This student is often a new arrival with little previous English training and --this is the key -- has a very limited vocabulary.
Level 2: High Beginning
This student can understand some classroom directions and attempts to do simple assignments but with great hesitancy and misunderstanding. Vocabulary is still greatly limited to commonly-used words.
Level 3: Intermediate
This student participates in most classroom activities and follows directions adequately, though may still have difficulty with understanding. Vocabulary is limited but rapidly improving.
Level 4: High Intermediate
This student easily participates in classroom and social activities, constantly adding to his/her knowledge of vocabulary, American culture, and teacher expectations.
Level 5: Advanced
This student is able to participate and excel in all classroom and social activities, requiring less frequent teacher intervention with vocabulary and directional assistance. Student may be ready to exit English Language Development.