BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) and CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency) are vital aspects of language development, especially for individuals learning a second language. Having a BICS and CALP checklist is essential for educators, parents, and language learners alike. This checklist helps track and ensure the acquisition of both basic interpersonal communication skills, necessary for day-to-day interactions, and cognitive academic language proficiency, crucial for academic success and complex language tasks. Here is a numbered listicle of key items to include in your BICS and CALP checklist: