A simple rubric for use in an ESL/ELL class, or other foreign language class.
The purpose of this rubric is NOT to measure how proficient a learner may be, but rather to measure how WILLING the learner is to TRY practicing the new language.
This can be used as a motivator for students who are trying hard, but are having trouble with specific aspects of the new language. It can also serve as a motivator for students who are reticent to use the new language, by reminding them that willingness to try is a good indicator of future gains in proficiency.
This tool may also be used by any teacher who does not have a background in ESL/TESOL, and yet finds him/herself teaching English language learners. This rubric allows for the teacher to give a quick assessment of students' willingness to communicate without having to know all the nitty-gritty details of language proficiency assessment.