NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Use with LinguaFolio®

The 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Communication and Intercultural Competence represent the culmination of a collaborative effort between NCSSFL and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), to connect NCSSFL’s LinguaFolio® with ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines 2012 and the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. The combining of these three documents into a single, cohesive set of statements helps clarify how a language learner’s performance points toward a specific proficiency level.


LinguaFolio® National Fact Sheet How to Use the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements with LinguaFolio® ACTFL version of 2017 Can-Do Statements


2017 Can-Do Statements for Communication

Novice Low (PDF, Word) Intermediate Low (PDF, Word) Advanced Low (PDF, Word) Superior (PDF, Word)
Novice Mid (PDF, Word) Intermediate Mid (PDF, Word) Advanced Mid (PDF, Word) Distinguished (PDF, Word)
Novice High (PDF, Word) Intermediate High (PDF, Word) Advanced High (PDF, Word)


2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Can-Do Statements (PDF, Word) Intercultural Reflection Tool for Learners (PDF, Word) The Intercultural Can-Do Statements are also available on the ACTFL website


Grid of 2017 Communication and Intercultural Can-Do Statements


2013 Can-Do Statements (previous version)