The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements are self-assessment checklists used by language learners to assess what they “can do” with language in the Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication. These modes of communication are defined in the National Standards for 21st Century Language Learning and organized in the checklist into the following categories:
- Interpersonal (Person-to-Person) Communication
- Presentational Speaking (Spoken Production)
- Presentational Writing (Written Production)
- Interpretive Listening
- Interpretive Reading
This checklist, based on the ACTFL Guidelines, is used to evaluate Volunteer language proficiency throughout service. This checklist allows Volunteers to plan, monitor, and self-assess their language learning. Used in conjunction with the ACTFL Guidelines, these statements are a powerful tool to help Volunteers continue their language development in a fcoused, goal-oriented way after pre-service training (PST).