Rubric for Oral Presentation in a Second Language
1: Needs Improvement 2: Beginner 3: Good Work 4: Excellent
Ideas One general or superficial Two or more ideas given, Enough ideas are presented A lot of specific, vivid ideas
idea presented with few though superficial, for the time allowed. are presented for the time
supporting details or too generalized or unrelated. Supporting details support allotted. Supporting details
many or irrelevant details. Supporting details are few, and explain the main ideas. clarify, interest and expand
Not interesting to audience. and irrelevant to main ideas. Audience is interested. upon the main ideas.
Audience pays attention. Audience is very interested.
Organization No introduction or Either the introduction or There is both an An original introduction
conclusion. The middle the conclusion is missing. introduction and catches the audience’s
rambles or wanders and the The middle has many conclusion. The middle has interest. The conclusion is
audience is confused. misplaced details or major only minor misplaced satisfying. The middle has a
ideas are misplaced. details. logical flow and is easy to
Oral Poor pronunciation makes Errors in pronunciation Mostly correct Clear and correct
Language the speaker hard to interfere with understanding pronunciation, and the few pronunciation makes it easy
understand. Confusions in periodically. Major errors don’t interfere with to concentrate on meaning.
grammar and word usage grammatical errors and understanding. Errors in Correct grammar and word
add to audience confusion. many errors in word grammar and word usage usage contribute to being
Intonation patterns follow choice/usage make it are minor and occasional. easily understood.
first language. Volume is difficult for audience to Intonation patterns are Intonation patterns are like
monotone and too loud or follow meaning. Intonation good approximations of native speakers. Volume is
too soft to be easily heard. patterns have interference native speakers. Voice appropriate to room and
from first language. Voice volume is generally audience, and varied voice
quality is overly flat or appropriate to room and tones add interest.
varies oddly. Volume is audience. Variety in voice
sometimes too loud or soft tones is adequate.
for audience to hear
Strengths: Sandra Falconer Pace, January, 2002
Area for improvement: