MYP language acquisition global proficiency table indicator.

As my school also has the Intenational Baccalaureate Middle Years (MYP) Programme, students are given an MYP exit language level for when they move into the Diploma Programme. I created this document to help teachers understand what students in each English phase in the MYP are capable of, with the aim of helping them plan their lessons accordingly as the students start their DP course.

I created this document from page 25 of the MYP language acquisition guide, 2014, which states "The purpose of the MYP language acquisition global proficiency table is to provide teachers with statements indicating the competencies expected of students in each phase of the MYP language acquisition subject group. The characteristics of a communicator in each phase of the course are described through a statement explaining what the student should be able to do by the end of the phase." 

This document can be used in conjunction with the Common European References for Languages Indicator. Roughly speaking:

  • MYP phase 6 is C2 / C1 of CEFR
  • MYP phase 5 is B2 of CEFR
  • MYP phase 4 is B1 of CEFR
  • MYP phase 3 is A2 of CEFR
  • MYP phase 2 is A1 of CEFR
  • MYP phase 1 is Pre A1 of CEFR