Language B Phases

MYP language B global proficiency table 

Emergent Communicator
Phase 1 Phase 2
Emergent communicators in phase 1 understand and respond to simple phrases, statements
and questions. They identify basic messages, facts, opinions, feelings and ideas presented in
oral, visual and written language, and demonstrate their comprehension in simple oral and
written phrases. They convey basic information in a limited range of everyday situations,
using oral and written language appropriate to a very limited range of interpersonal and
cultural contexts. They begin to be aware that language use is connected to a purpose and an
audience.
Emergent communicators in phase 2 understand and respond to simple spoken and written
texts. They identify messages, facts, opinions, feelings and ideas presented in oral, visual
and written language, and demonstrate their comprehension in short oral and written form.
They interact to share information in a limited range of familiar situations, using basic
language appropriate to a limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts. They are
aware that language varies according to purpose and audience.
Capable Communicator
Phase 3 Phase 4
 Capable communicators in phase 3 understand and respond to a limited variety of spoken
and written texts. They understand specific information, main ideas and some detail
presented in oral, visual and written language, and demonstrate their comprehension in a
limited range of oral and written forms. They engage in conversation and write structured
text to express their ideas, opinions and experiences on a range of familiar and some
unfamiliar situations, in a limited range of interpersonal and cultural contexts. They
understand that they can speak and write in different ways for different purposes and
audiences.
Capable communicators in phase 4 understand and respond to a variety of spoken and written
texts. They interpret specific information, main ideas and some detail presented in complex oral,
visual and written language, draw conclusions and recognize implied opinions and attitudes in
texts read and viewed. They engage in conversation and write structured text to share
informative and organized ideas on topics of personal interest and global significance, in a range
of interpersonal and cultural contexts. They can communicate substantial information containing
relevant and developed ideas and justified opinions on events, experiences and some concepts
explored in class. They identify aspects of format and style, and speak and write with a clear
sense of audience and purpose. 
Proficient Communicator
Phase 5 Phase6
 Proficient communicators in phase 5 analyse specific information, ideas, opinions and
attitudes presented in oral, visual and written language. They draw conclusions, infer
information and recognize implied opinions and attitudes. They respond and react to
questions and ideas in a range of spoken, visual and written texts. They engage actively
in conversations in social and some academic situations to contribute substantial
information containing relevant and focused ideas supported by examples and
illustrations. They organize information and ideas into a clear and effective structure to
express their understanding and opinions on topics of personal interest and global
significance. They interpret aspects of format and style, and are able to adapt register
and style of language to suit the context.
Proficient communicators in phase 6 evaluate the important information, details and ideas
presented in spoken, written and visual language, in social and academic contexts. They
analyse the information, draw conclusions and make inferences about ideas, opinions and
attitudes implied in a wide range of spoken, visual and written texts. They engage actively in
conversations in social and academic situations to contribute substantial information and give
detailed analysis and explanation. They organize information and ideas logically and effectively
to communicate their understanding, opinions and perspectives to a wide range of audiences,
and for a variety of social and academic purposes. 

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