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Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/uv/vhdir/ValueSet/languageproficiency
Title:VhDir Spoken Language Proficiency

Codes for documenting spoken language proficiency based on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale of abilities to communicate in a language.

Publisher:HL7 International
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

VhDir Spoken Language Proficiency

Codes for documenting spoken language proficiency based on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale of abilities to communicate in a language.

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This value set contains 11 concepts

Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/uv/vhdir/CodeSystem/languageproficiency version 0.2.0

All codes from system http://hl7.org/fhir/uv/vhdir/CodeSystem/languageproficiency

00No proficiencyUnable to function in the spoken language.
06Memorized proficiencyAble to satisfy immediate needs using rehearsed utterances. Shows little real autonomy of expression, flexibility or spontaneity.
10Elementary proficiencyAble to satisfy minimum courtesy requirements and maintain very simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics. A native speaker must often use slowed speech, repetition, paraphrase, or a combination of these to be understood by this individual.
16Elementary proficiency, plusCan initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations and satisfy limited social demands.
20Limited working proficiencyAble to satisfy routine social demands and limited work requirements.
26Limited working proficiency, plusAble to satisfy most work requirements with language usage that is often, but not always, acceptable and effective.
30General professional proficiencyAble to speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations in practical, social and professional topics.
36General professional proficiency, plusIs often able to use the language to satisfy professional needs in a wide range of sophisticated and demanding tasks.
40Advanced professional proficiencyAble to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels normally pertinent to professional needs.
46Advanced professional proficiency, plusSpeaking proficiency is regularly superior in all respects, usually equivalent to that of a well educated, highly articulate native speaker.
50Functional native proficiencySpeaking proficiency is functionally equivalent to that of a highly articulate well-educated native speaker and reflects the cultural standards of the country where the language is natively spoken.