Advanced Literacy represents a level beyond Proficiency Literacy.
Any high school graduate who expects to go on to university should have reached this level.
Generally speaking, the person who is at a stage of advanced literacy demonstrates some or all of the following characteristics, in addition to those of proficient literacy:
- Reads widely on many different topics.
- Reads deeply on subjects of special interest.
- Is curious about words and understands that usage is not static.
- Takes care to model standard speech to children and to ESL learners.
- Adjusts usage and idiom according to whether the context is formal or informal.
- Speaks a foreign language well enough to communicate with a native speaker of it.
- Often seeks to verify the truth of information reported as fact in the media.
- Understands how language is used to persuade.
- Thinks critically, interpreting speech and writing in context.