Proficiency |# Proficiency #| English-native difficulty (FSI / *estimate) List | | | Content | | | Availability Morph Word | | | | Family ology Order Script |01A+-B+-C+334+N| | | | | | | | | | V V V V V V English |#######|#######| *0 High Indo-European Mix SVO Latin Mexican Spanish |#######|##### | 1 High Indo-European Fus SVO Latin Japanese |####### | 5+ High Japonic Agg SOV Kana & Kanji Indonesian |###### | 3 High Austronesian Agg SVO Latin Mandarin |###### | 5 High Sino-Tibetan Iso SVO Simp. Hanzi Toki Pona |##### | *0+ Low Conlang Iso SVO Sitelen/Latin Tagalog |##### | 4 Med Austronesian Agg VSO Baybayin/Latin Quechua Chanka |### | *3 Low Quechuan Agg SOV Latin Egyptian Arabic |### | 5 Med Afroasiatic Tri SVO Perso-Arabic Turkish |### | 4 High Turkic Agg SOV Latin Hindi |### | 4 High Indo-European Agg SVO Devanagari ASL |## | *3+ Low Francosign - SVO - Nahuatl |# | *4 Low Uto-Aztecan Poly VSO Latin Scots |~~~~~~~ | *0+ Low Indo-European ??? SVO Latin Brazilian Portuguese |~~~~~~ | 1 High Indo-European Fus SVO Latin French |~~~~~ | 1 High Indo-European Fus SVO Latin German |~~~~~ | 3 High Indo-European Agg SVO Latin Cantonese |~~ | 5 Med Sino-Tibetan Iso SVO Trad. Hanzi
Level Refold Slice of Life Milestones Bar Level comprehension Here # 0 Introduced to certain features of the language ## 1 Know writing system, foundation vocab ### 2A ~100 word vocab #### 2A+ 25% Can pick out meaning from simple audiovisual content ##### 2B- 35% Understands a gist of simple content ###### 2B 50% Beginning to enjoy mature content ####### 2B+ 70% Usually understands most content #######| 2C- 90% More refined understanding of semantic meaning #######|# 2C 95% At this point, input is easy and comfortable #######|## 2C+ 98% A good ear for ungrammaticality #######|### 3A 99% Mostly-grammatical output #######|#### 3B ~100% I call this "fluency" #######|##### 4 ~100% Native-like within simple domains #######|###### 4+ ~100% Native within margin of doubt #######|####### N ~100% Confident domain neutrality ~~~ Comprehension from knowing a related language