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 The trick in responding to such a question is to do it in a way that doesn’t put a damper on all that enthusiasm, yet helps them be realistic about the immensity of the task.\\ The trick in responding to such a question is to do it in a way that doesn’t put a damper on all that enthusiasm, yet helps them be realistic about the immensity of the task.\\
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-One way to help set realistic expectations (and measure progress) is to use foreign language proficiency guidelines. For English speakers (in the US), there are two major sets of guidelines. One set is produced by the [[http://actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org/​|American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages]] (ACTFL Guidelines). The other set is produced by the [[http://​www.govtilr.org/​skills/​ILRscale1.htm|Interagency Language Roundtable]],​ and is used by the[[http://​www.govtilr.org/​skills/​ILRscale1.htm|Foreign Service Institute]],​ the arm of the US State Department that trains diplomats. It is also commonly referred to as the FSI scale.\\+One way to help set realistic expectations (and measure progress) is to use foreign language proficiency guidelines. For English speakers (in the US), there are two major sets of guidelines. One set is produced by the [[https://www.actfl.org/publications/​guidelines-and-manuals/​actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012|American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages]] (ACTFL Guidelines). The other set is produced by the [[http://​www.govtilr.org/​skills/​ILRscale1.htm|Interagency Language Roundtable]],​ and is used by the[[http://​www.govtilr.org/​skills/​ILRscale1.htm|Foreign Service Institute]],​ the arm of the US State Department that trains diplomats. It is also commonly referred to as the FSI scale.\\
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 The FSI Scale divides foreign language proficiency into 5 different levels, each with a sub-level (1+, 2+, etc). The five are identified as follows: 1 = elementary proficiency;​ 2 = limited working proficiency;​ 3 = professional working proficiency;​ 4 = full professional proficiency;​ and 5 = native or bilingual proficiency.\\ The FSI Scale divides foreign language proficiency into 5 different levels, each with a sub-level (1+, 2+, etc). The five are identified as follows: 1 = elementary proficiency;​ 2 = limited working proficiency;​ 3 = professional working proficiency;​ 4 = full professional proficiency;​ and 5 = native or bilingual proficiency.\\
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-To help learners set realistic language learning goals, the FSI also classifies foreign languages according to how difficult they are for English speakers to learn. These charts ([[http://​www.sil.org/​lingualinks/​languagelearning/​LanguageLearning.htm|courtesy of SIL]]) indicate how long it normally takes for learners to reach the different FSI levels for different language groups. The three different lines on the charts represent learners with different aptitudes\\+To help learners set realistic language learning goals, the FSI also classifies foreign languages according to how difficult they are for English speakers to learn. These charts ([[https://​www.sil.org/​language-culture-learning|courtesy of SIL]]) indicate how long it normally takes for learners to reach the different FSI levels for different language groups. The three different lines on the charts represent learners with different aptitudes\\
 You Chinese language learners know where this is going, don’t you?In other words a learner with average aptitude should plan to spend 50 weeks (@30 hours per week) to reach limited working proficiency level (2).\\ You Chinese language learners know where this is going, don’t you?In other words a learner with average aptitude should plan to spend 50 weeks (@30 hours per week) to reach limited working proficiency level (2).\\
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