The workshop for language educators will cover What Does It Mean to be Proficient? (what the various levels of proficiency look like and what it takes to reach those levels) and Two by Two: Moving Along the Proficiency Continuum (examples of good pair activities and how to effectively implement them). Pair work is one of the most effective strategies in giving students the speaking ability they want. In addition to being a highly effective engagement strategy, it allows students to practice in a less exposed setting and provides them many more opportunities to speak than in a teacher-dominated environment. Attendees will experience several pair activities, debrief about them and will be directed to resources that can be accessed for use in their own classrooms.