Intermediate Mid

Please see the evaluative measures below to ensure the content and tasks of the materials you are creating are appropriate for performance at the Intermediate-Mid ACTFL level. 

Text Development


  1. Texts are personal, familiar, and social topics
  2. Consist of mostly authentic material with few modifications unless necessary to reach the appropriate level


family, weather, school, work, food, travel, transportation, community, home, sports, shopping, health

Text Type

Learners at this level can understand short passages with the following:

  1. Narrative forms 
  2. Some expository text elements
  3. Simple and straightforward text with loose connections


weather reports, social announcements, advertisements, forums, online notices, short stories


  1. Has predictable patterns of presentation based on repetition, background knowledge, familiar contexts and grammar structure, etc.
  2. Predominantly uses simple sentences
  3. Does not rely heavily on order of events, sequencing, or chronology to make sense of the text
  4. Mostly consists of high frequency vocabulary

Learner Characteristics


Learners at this level can understand the following:

  1. Explicit main ideas
  2. Explicit major details
  3. Author’s purpose

Level of Tasks

Learners at this level are able to:

  1. Preview for main ideas
  2. Scan for major details
  3. Skim for main ideas and topics
  4. Make inferences using explicit information from the text
  5. Use context to infer meaning of vocabulary
  6. Connect content to background knowledge

Example activities:

Discussions or writing prompts related to the topic, making predictions about text before reading, scanning to find major details, guess the meaning of target vocabulary from context, identify topic sentences, skim


Learners at this level should be able to understand and answer questions about the following:

  1. Main ideas stated within the text
  2. Major details stated within the text
  3. The author’s point of view or purpose

Provide at least 5-8 multiple choice comprehension questions after each reading passage

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