How do we answer people who say they want to learn a foreign language so they can work with patients?

There’s an interesting article online, called “Let’s not contribute to disparities” on the National Institutes of Health website.

The ILR Skill Level Descriptions should help administrators and staff be able to determine the required levels of competence to use a language professionally in a given setting.

ILR skill level descriptions

These levels are compared with the ACTFL levels in the following chart.

Correspondence of proficiency scales