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Language Skill Levels Explained

Language Skill Levels Explained

Interagency Language Roundtable Language Skill Level Descriptions
The following proficiency level descriptions characterize spoken language  use. Each of the six “base levels” (coded 00, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50) implies control of any previous “base level’s” functions and accuracy. The ”plus level” designation (coded 06, 16, 26, etc.) will be assigned when proficiency substantially exceeds one base skill [...]

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Key Considerations

While you are not required to know a foreign language to become a Foreign Service Officer, proficiency in one or more languages will enhance your competitiveness for selection.
If you claim a working knowledge of a language(s) that is identified as a Super Critical Needs Language (Arabic (Modern Standard, Egyptian, and Iraqi), Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Farsi, Hindi, [...]

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Links – Language Testing

Video Examples of the Interagency Language Skill Levels

Streaming Satellite TV
World Radio Networks

Defense Language Institute

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