Rubric for Oral Presentation in a Second Language

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					                                      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: