communicative competence

UK / US noun [uncountable] linguistics
the ability to communicate well in a language

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Communicative competence — is a term in linguistics which refers to a language user s grammatical knowledge of syntax, morphology, phonology and the like, as well as social knowledge about how and when to use utterances appropriately. The term was coined by Dell Hymes in… …   Wikipedia

  • communicative competence — Ling. a speaker s internalized knowledge both of the grammatical rules of a language and of the rules for appropriate use in social contexts. * * * communicative competence UK US noun [uncountable] linguistics the ability to communicate well in a …   Useful english dictionary

  • communicative competence — Ling. a speaker s internalized knowledge both of the grammatical rules of a language and of the rules for appropriate use in social contexts. * * * …   Universalium

  • Competence — may refer to: Competence (biology), the ability of a cell to take up DNA Competence (geology), the resistance of a rock against either erosion or deformation Competence (human resources), a standardized requirement for an individual to properly… …   Wikipedia

  • Communicative language teaching — Main article: Methods of teaching foreign languages Communicative language teaching (CLT) is an approach to the teaching of second and foreign languages that emphasizes interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of learning a language.… …   Wikipedia

  • communicative — [[t]kəmju͟ːnɪkətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is communicative talks to people, for example about their feelings, and tells people things. She has become a lot more tolerant and communicative. Syn: open 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Communicative… …   English dictionary

  • competence — noun a) The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role. Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence. b) The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the… …   Wiktionary

  • competence — noun 1 ability to do sth well ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ basic ▪ academic, administrative, clinical, managerial, professional, technical …   Collocations dictionary

  • competence */*/ — UK [ˈkɒmpɪtəns] / US [ˈkɑmpɪtəns] noun Word forms competence : singular competence plural competences 1) [uncountable] the ability to do something in a satisfactory or effective way He demonstrated thorough competence in dealing with the issues.… …   English dictionary

  • communicative — adj. Communicative is used with these nouns: ↑competence …   Collocations dictionary

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