ELL Language Domains

LANGUAGE DOMAINS

Each of the five English language proficiency standards encompasses four language domains that define how language is processed and used:

  • Listening- process, understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken language in a variety of situations
  • Speaking- engage in oral communication in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Reading- process, understand, interpret, and evaluate written language, symbols and text with understanding and fluency
  • Writing- engage in written communication in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes and audiences