Oral Language Development

Overall Progression (increasing creativity)
Novice Low
Level B
Novice Mid
Level C
Novice High
Level D
Intermediate Low
Level F
Intermediate Mid 1
Level I
Can answer questions, with support of images, such as what, where, when, with whom with phrases about familiar topics related to daily life. Can answer questions, without support of images, such as what, where, when, with whom, with phrases about familiar topics related to daily life. Can ask and answer questions, such as what, where, when, with whom, each with short complete sentences to express basic needs about familiar topics related to daily life. Can ask and answer questions each with a complete sentence to state one's needs and wants about familiar topics related to daily life. Questions may involve not only what, when, where, with whom but also how. Can address situations where one has to react based on the flow of conversation by asking and answering two questions. Topics are familiar and related to daily life. Questions may involve not only what, when, where, with whom how but also why.
Exchange information/ideas in conversations about people, place and things
Description
Level B Level C Level D
B.O.1.1 Can answer "Who is this?", with support of images, to identify familiar people such as family members or a teacher. Response can contain a single word. e.g. "Who is this?" "Mom." C.O.1.1 Can describe a familiar person or thing using words or phrases, e.g. "What is your mom like?" "little short." D.O.1.1 Can describe a familiar person or thing. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "She is tall."
B.O.1.2 Can answer questions such as "What is this?" or "How many are there?" with support of images. Response must contain some variety of basic words. e.g. apple, school, teacher, etc. C.O.1.2 Can describe a familiar place or thing. Response must be a phrase or more than one word, e.g. "What is your school like?" "Big. Red." D.O.1.2 Can describe a familiar place or thing. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "My school is big."
B.O.1.3 Can answer questions to introduce themselves such as "What is your name?" or "How old are you?" with support of images. Response can contain a single word, e.g. "What is your name?" "Sam.", "How old are you?" "Seven." C.O.1.3 Can introduce oneself by answering questions such as "What is your name?" or "How old are you?". Response can contain words or a phrase, e.g. "How old are you?" "Seven years old." D.O.1.3 Can introduce oneself by answering questions such as "What is your name?" or "How old are you?". Response can contain a phrase or a complete sentence, e.g. "What is your name?" "I'm Sam." or "How old are you?" "I'm seven."
Level F Level I
F.O.1.1 Can answer 2 different questions to describe a familiar person. Each response must be a complete sentence, using more than one sentence pattern, e.g. "She IS tall. She HAS long hair." I.O.1.1 Can describe familiar people in the community and what they do. Response must be a minimum of 3 sentences to answer a question, e.g. "The fireman is strong. He has a red hat. He helps people."
F.O.1.2 Can answer 2 different questions to describe a familiar place, by saying what the place is like and what is in that place. Each response must be a complete sentence, using more than one sentence pattern, and must identify 3 things in the place, e.g. "My school is big. It has a playground, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium." I.O.1.2 Can describe a familiar place in the area or community and what one does there. Response must contain a minimum of 3 sentences to answer a question, e.g. "I like the park. There are many trees. I climb the trees."
F.O.1.3 Can describe a familiar object or thing. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "The food is salty." or "The music is loud."
Narration
Level C Level D
C.O.1.4 Can talk about daily routine. Response must contain at least a phrase, e.g. "What do you do in the morning?" "I brush." D.O.1.4 Can answer 2 different questions to talk about daily routine. Each response must contain a complete sentence, e.g. "What do you normally do in the morning?" "I brush my teeth." "What do you normally do in school?" "I read."
Level F Level I
F.O.1.4 Can answer 3 different questions to talk about daily routine. Each response must contain a complete sentence, e.g. "What do you normally do in the morning?" "I brush my teeth." "What do you normally do in school?" "I read." What do you do after school?" "I play soccer." I.O.1.4 Can talk about common actions or routines. Response must contain a minimum of 3 sentences to answer a question, e.g. "What do you normally do in the morning?" "I get up. I brush my teeth. I get dressed. I eat eggs and toast."
Language
Level F Level I
F.O.1.8 Can use positive adjectives and adverbs to describe people, places, things or actions. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "My dad is tall." "He runs fast." I.O.1.8 Can use comparative adjectives and adverbs to describe people, places, things or actions. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "My brother is taller than my dad."
Meet my needs or address situations in conversations including asking questions
Address situations
Level B Level C Level D
B.O.1.1 Can answer "Who is this?", with support of images, to identify familiar people such as family members or a teacher. Response can contain a single word. e.g. "Who is this?" "Mom." C.O.1.1 Can describe a familiar person or thing using words or phrases, e.g. "What is your mom like?" "little short." D.O.1.1 Can describe a familiar person or thing. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "She is tall."
B.O.1.2 Can answer questions such as "What is this?" or "How many are there?" with support of images. Response must contain some variety of basic words. e.g. apple, school, teacher, etc. C.O.1.2 Can describe a familiar place or thing. Response must be a phrase or more than one word, e.g. "What is your school like?" "Big. Red." D.O.1.2 Can describe a familiar place or thing. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "My school is big."
B.O.1.3 Can answer questions to introduce themselves such as "What is your name?" or "How old are you?" with support of images. Response can contain a single word, e.g. "What is your name?" "Sam.", "How old are you?" "Seven." C.O.1.3 Can introduce oneself by answering questions such as "What is your name?" or "How old are you?". Response can contain words or a phrase, e.g. "How old are you?" "Seven years old." D.O.1.3 Can introduce oneself by answering questions such as "What is your name?" or "How old are you?". Response can contain a phrase or a complete sentence, e.g. "What is your name?" "I'm Sam." or "How old are you?" "I'm seven."
Level F Level I
F.O.1.1 Can answer 2 different questions to describe a familiar person. Each response must be a complete sentence, using more than one sentence pattern, e.g. "She IS tall. She HAS long hair." I.O.1.1 Can describe familiar people in the community and what they do. Response must be a minimum of 3 sentences to answer a question, e.g. "The fireman is strong. He has a red hat. He helps people."
F.O.1.2 Can answer 2 different questions to describe a familiar place, by saying what the place is like and what is in that place. Each response must be a complete sentence, using more than one sentence pattern, and must identify 3 things in the place, e.g. "My school is big. It has a playground, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium." I.O.1.2 Can describe a familiar place in the area or community and what one does there. Response must contain a minimum of 3 sentences to answer a question, e.g. "I like the park. There are many trees. I climb the trees."
F.O.1.3 Can describe a familiar object or thing. Response must be a complete sentence, e.g. "The food is salty." or "The music is loud."
Ask questions
Level C Level D
C.O.1.4 Can talk about daily routine. Response must contain at least a phrase, e.g. "What do you do in the morning?" "I brush." D.O.1.4 Can answer 2 different questions to talk about daily routine. Each response must contain a complete sentence, e.g. "What do you normally do in the morning?" "I brush my teeth." "What do you normally do in school?" "I read."
Level F Level I
F.O.1.4 Can answer 3 different questions to talk about daily routine. Each response must contain a complete sentence, e.g. "What do you normally do in the morning?" "I brush my teeth." "What do you normally do in school?" "I read." What do you do after school?" "I play soccer." I.O.1.4 Can talk about common actions or routines. Response must contain a minimum of 3 sentences to answer a question, e.g. "What do you normally do in the morning?" "I get up. I brush my teeth. I get dressed. I eat eggs and toast."
Express, react to, and support likes/preferences and opinions in conversations
Level B Level C Level D
B.O.3.1 Can answer a question, with support of images, to show likes or dislikes. Response must have at least one word, e.g. "Do you like pizza?" "Yes." C.O.3.1 Can answer a question to show likes or dislikes. Response must have a word or phrase, e.g. "Do you like pizza?" "I like." D.O.3.1 Can state different things that one likes or dislikes. Response must be in a complete sentence, and a student must identify at least three things that s/he likes, e.g. "I like my pizza.", "I like ice cream.", "I do not like broccoli."
Level F Level I
F.O.3.1 Can state things that one likes (with nouns in singular and plural) and things one likes to do. Response must be in a complete sentence, e.g. "I like the pickle. I like the hamburgers. I like to eat hamburgers." I.O.3.1 Can state things that one likes to do in different places or circumstances. Response must be two complete sentences, e.g. "I like to swim in the summer. I like to play in the snow in the winter."

Standards listed determine student’s mastery of the level.
Standards marked with * are for instruction only at the level and not required for mastery.

Level D (Novice)
B.O.1.3, C.O.1.3, D.O.1.3, G.L.G.1, H.L.G.4
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
D.O.1.3, F.O.1.1, H.L.G.4, F.L.G.2
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
F.O.1.1, I.O.1.1, G.L.G.4
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Interactive Oral Practice for this unit available in ChatterCity's "School" building

Level D (Novice)
D.O.2.1, E.L.G.3, F.L.G.6
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
D.O.2.1, F.O.3.1, F.L.G.6
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.2.2, I.O.3.1, G.L.G.5, G.L.G.7
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Interactive Oral Practice for this unit available in ChatterCity's "School" building

Level D (Novice)
D.O.2.1, E.L.G.5, F.L.G.1, F.L.G.2
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
B.O.2.1, C.O.2.1, D.O.2.1, E.L.G.6, F.L.G.6
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.8, F.L.G.5, H.L.G.4, I.L.G.4, J.L.G.4
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Level D (Novice)
C.O.1.4, D.O.1.4, F.L.G.4, I.L.G.7
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.1.4, K.L.G.6
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.4, K.L.G.6
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Level D (Novice)
B.O.1.2, C.O.1.2, D.O.1.2, J.L.G.3
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.1.2, E.L.G.6, F.L.G.6, J.L.G.6
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.3.1, G.L.G.4, G.L.G.7
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Level D (Novice)
B.O.1.3, C.O.1.3, D.O.1.3, E.L.G.6
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.2.1, F.O.2.2, G.L.G.1, I.L.G.1
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.4, G.L.G.4
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Interactive Oral Practice for this unit available in ChatterCity's "Visitor Center" building

Level D (Novice)
B.O.3.1, C.O.3.1, D.O.3.1,
E.L.G.4, F.L.G.4, G.L.G.4
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.2.1, F.O.3.1, H.L.G.7
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.2, I.O.2.2, E.L.G.6, G.L.G.6
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Interactive Oral Practice for this unit available in ChatterCity's "Visitor Center" building

Level D (Novice)
D.O.1.1, H.L.G.1
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( Printable activities )
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.1.1, F.L.G.6
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.2, I.L.G.4
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Level D (Novice)
D.O.2.2, E.L.G.2
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.1.3, F.O.1.8, H.L.G.2
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.8, I.L.G.2
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Level D (Novice)
B.O.1.1, C.O.1.1, D.O.1.1, H.L.G.4
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.1.4, L.L.G.3
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.6, L.L.G.3
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Interactive Oral Practice for this unit available in ChatterCity's "Hospital" building

Level D (Novice)
B.O.2.1, C.O.2.1, D.O.2.1, G.L.G.4
( Teacher's guide )
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Level F (Intermediate Low)
F.O.1.4, K.L.G.6
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Level I (Intermediate Mid 1)
I.O.1.5, I.L.G.3
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Explore the City with a friend

Compete with a friend to see who knows more everyday life words

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Conquer everyday life “quests” with a friend

Practice speaking in your target language

Invite a Friend

Once you connect a friend, you can talk to your friend and explore the city together.

Game Connecting

Speed Games : Novice Levels

Compete with a friend in both listening and speaking starting from Novice-Low to Intermediate-Low.  See who knows more everyday life vocabulary and can pronounce words more accurately.

Speed Pair in levels A-C
Speed Pair in levels D and F

Quests : Intermediate Levels

Race against the clock and conquer everyday life “quests” with a friend in levels I, K.

Great way for Teachers to help students grow in oral skills

Teachers can relate
curriculum topics to oral games
Teacher can provide feedback by hearing what students are saying in the game