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ABSTRACT  While the proficiency movement has spawned numerous first and second year textbooks, very few proficiency-based materials are available for advanced students and majors. This article describes an advanced speaking course designed using the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as the organizing principle. Students prepared and performed a wide variety of communicative tasks at the Advanced and Superior levels, including narrating and describing, hypothesizing, supporting an opinion, debating and being interviewed for a job. Assignments involved students in pairs and small group work as well as in the class as a whole. Audio and video taping provided feedback. Oral Proficiency Interviews administered at the beginning and the end of the course indicated an improvement in OPI rating for some students.