Can-Do Statement

The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements are 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:

  • Language learners to identify and set learning goals and chart their progress towards language and intercultural proficiency;
  • Educators to write communication learning targets for curriculum, unit and lesson plans;
  • Stakeholders to clarify how well learners at different stages can communicate.

This is a self evaluation of your progress/proficiency. Next to each sentence provided, insert/place checkmark symbol to indicate what best describes your proficiency of that statement: “This is my goal”, “I can do this with help”, I can do this consistently”, “I have provided evidence to demonstrate this”. Proficiency levels may vary from one sentence to another. Each semester you will adjust the checkmarks to indicate your progress.

In order to complete these evaluations, you will need to download each of the PDFs included and edit in a PDF editing program, such as Adobe Acrobat. Each semester, you will update this page by embedding your updated PDF (removing older versions as your progress).

A tutorial on how to embed a PDF is available at this link.