Avant PLACE Suggested Levels

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Avant PLACE Suggested levels

The chart below outlines a suggested course of action. Avant realizes that each language program functions differently, and that the needs of each school/ Institution may require a more critical review of data. The following is given as a general placement suggestion, based upon the elements assessed and the results attained. Please compare your program and course descriptions with the scenarios listed below in the “Description of Levels” column.

Avant LevelsACTFL LevelsILR LevelsUniversity LevelsDescription of Levels
6Advanced2300Major Level Courses
5*Intermediate-High1+202/203/300Review of writing and speaking responses is recommended to make accurate placement decisions.
5Intermediate-Mid1+202In programs with a three-semester requirement, this course usually provides a transition to the major (i.e. more reading, grammar review). In a four-semester system, it continues the second-year sequence.
4*Intermediate-Low1201/202Review of writing and speaking responses is recommended to make accurate placement decisions.
4Intermediate-Low1201Students who have completed one-year of university-level language study and have basic understanding of grammar/ vocabulary, able to benefit from content-based instruction in language and culture.
3*Novice-High0+103/201Review of writing and speaking responses is recommended to make accurate placement decisions.
3Novice-High0+103Students who have completed 102 or who have extended previous experience studying the language years at the high school level, (3-4 or limited travel abroad).
2*Novice-Mid0102/111/103Review of writing and speaking responses is recommended to make accurate placement decisions.
2Novice-Mid0102/111Students who have completed 101 or who have some previous experience studying the language.
1Novice-Low0101True Beginners, typically students who start language study from scratch with no previous exposure to the language.

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