I’m looking to hear what others consider for achievement of this award. I have a scout who has taken 6 months of American Sign Language. He is by no means “fluent”… but he knows over 200 signs and has attended gatherings among the deaf community and interacted with people. He probably never held an individual 5-minute conversation with one individual (he’s 10), but did primarily use sign to communicate during the time he was there (an hour).
He probably could not translate a 2-minute speech or address, but does know enough to translate for someone else in a conversation on certain topics like food or animals or general greetings.
Here are the requirements:
- Carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language.
- Translating a two-minute speech or address.
- Writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language).
- Translating 200 words from the written word.
How hard and fast are these requirements? If he really does need to be “fluent” … I will encourage him to keep working on it.