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Communicative Competence (Languages)

Scope Note: 
The ability to converse or correspond with a native speaker of the target language in a real-life situation, with emphasis on communication of ideas rather than on correctness of language form
Category: Language and Speech
Broader Terms
Communication Skills
Language Skills
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Threshold Level (Languages) (2004)
Related Terms
Conversational Language Courses
Dialogs (Language)
Language Fluency
Language Proficiency
Linguistic Competence
Linguistic Performance
Notional Functional Syllabi
Second Language Learning
Speech Communication
Verbal Communication
Added to ERIC: 8/10/1976