Can you talk sushi?
Let THE TWO BIG P’s be your guide.
If you talk about sushi using just a few simple words, you know
that’s an example of using language in our lowest measured proficiency level, Novice Low.
How about adding in some repetitive phrases?
now you’ve moved up to performing with some language in our next level, Novice Mid.
When you can put some sentences together (still simple!)
congrats! You’ve graduated to performing some tasks in our goal for level 1, Novice High.
If you talk about sushi by combining what you know to make short statements and simple sentences, making yourself understood even with some mistakes,
you are using language in the first proficiency level above novice, Intermediate Low.
How about adding in more connections, more variety, more questions?
Now you’re usually able to communicate what you want even if there are some “mistakes,” and you’ve moved up to performing with some language in our next level, Intermediate Mid.
Where to next? Keep going and you’ll confidently describe, tell stories about some experiences in various time frames, and even handle some unexpected complications!
What you mean you don’t like sushi? I know, you had bad sushi once, right? I went to a sushi restaurant in Columbus one time and I was threw up for some hours! I mean, sick as a dog. I thought, I don’t want sushi again another time and then my mom made おにぎり and maki rolls with octopus and fresh salmon from Tensuke Market and I thought,すごい! My friends need to try this sushi, they’re so tasty! So, Monday after school?
Congrats, you’ve graduated to performing some tasks in Intermediate High.
But what if you start confidently handling unexpected complications? Organizing communication well, throwing in info from various parts of life like social problems?
Do you have any idea where that salmon roe in your sushi came from? Probably it came from the Saitama Prefecture, the center part. I heard the news that they are having difficulties with the sushi quality because of the tsunami and nuclear disaster a few year ago. It is still difficult for the people who lost their homes from the earthquake and tsunami. There is still news going around about possible nuclear power affecting water and fish.
WHOA - That’s a performance in a whole new level called Advanced -low, mid, & high of course!
In our class we talk about all our work by figuring out two things:
Because when we ask these questions, what we’re really asking is: