Top Ten Communication Skills

The Top Ten Communication Skills to help students build their proficiency in a world language are listed below. If you click on one of the skills, you will find a examples of tasks for each level of proficiency on the Global Self-Assessment Grid (Surviving, Exploring, Engaging, Established).

  1. Asking and responding to questions
  2. Expressing feelings and emotions
  3. Expressing preferences and opinions
  4. Telling or retelling stories
  5. Maintaining a conversation
  6. Describing people, places, things
  7. Listening: Live and broadcast
  8. Reading: Personal messages and authentic tasks
  9. Speaking: Presentations and reports for an audience
  10. Writing: Personal messages and formal texts for an audience