- Limited oral communication demands in a basic work-related social interaction.
- Responds to daily inquiries.
- Obtains specific information.
- Follows and gives simple instructions.
- Gives a simple greeting.
- Leaves and receives short routine recorded messages.
- Attends routine meetings.
- Coordinates work with one or two other individuals.
- Narrow range of subject matter, familiar topic, one main issue.
- Language is factual, literal, concrete; narrow range of content and context specific or technical vocabulary.
- Information content is simple; limited number of details.
- Highly predictable context.
- Interacting with one person at a time, face to face, on a familiar matter. If communicating on the phone, the exchange follows a routine scenario. Role of the speaker is singular and clearly defined. Common situation, familiar setting and process, established format and style to provide and obtain information. Physical context may be used to support verbal communication. Exchange is brief (10 minutes or less.).
- Low resulting in: unsuccessful interaction where any particular failure is of minor significance; minor inefficiency; temporary confusion of the listener; or discomfort or embarrassment of the speaker.
- Communicates with some confidence in casual social conversations and in some less routine situations on familiar topics of personal relevance. (6)
- Participates with some effort in routine social conversations and can talk about needs and familiar topics of personal relevance. (5)
- Communicates facts and ideas in some detail: can describe, report and provide a simple narration. (6)
- Demonstrates a range of everyday vocabulary, some common phrases and idioms. (6)
- Uses the phone to communicate on familiar matters, but phone exchanges with strangers are stressful. (6)
- Speaks on familiar concrete topics at a descriptive level (5-10 minutes). (7)
- Communication without visual support is still very difficult. (5)
- Demonstrates discourse that is connected and reasonably fluent, but hesitations and pauses are frequent. (5)
- Grammar and pronunciation errors are frequent and sometimes impede communication. (5/6)
- Demonstrates a range of common everyday vocabulary and a limited number of idioms. May avoid topics with unfamiliar vocabulary. (5)