Did you know that the #1 reason students want to take a world language is because they want to speak it?? Here you will find activities to get your students using the target language with their classmates, you and in the real world.
The following descriptions are from ACTFL. Visit the site for specific the examples in English. http://actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org/speaking
Speaking » Novice
Novice-level speakers can communicate short messages on highly predictable, everyday topics that affect them directly. They do so primarily through the use of isolated words and phrases that have been encountered, memorized, and recalled. Novice-level speakers may be difficult to understand even by the most sympathetic interlocutors, the person(s) with whom one is speaking; a conversation partner, accustomed to non-native speech.
Speaking » Intermediate
Speakers at the Intermediate level are distinguished primarily by their ability to create with the language when talking about familiar topics related to their daily life. They are able to recombine learned material in order to express personal meaning. Intermediate-level speakers can ask simple questions and can handle a straightforward survival situation. They produce sentence-level language, ranging from discrete sentencesdiscrete sentencesStand-alone sentences that lack further organization, such as into paragraphs. to strings of sentencesstrings of sentencesA series of isolated or discrete sentences typically referring to a given topic but not grammatically or syntactically connected, typically in present time. Intermediate-level speakers are understood by interlocutors, the person(s) with whom one is speaking; a conversation partner, who are accustomed to dealing with non-native learners of the language.