The Importance of Communicative Competence in Foreign Language Learning

Jankova Alagjozovska, Natka and Serafimovska, Simona (2024) The Importance of Communicative Competence in Foreign Language Learning. 9th International New York Academic Research Congress On Social, Humanities, Administrative, and Educational Sciences Proceedings Book. ISSN 978-625-6879-51-5

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Communicative competence is a linguistic term which refers to a learner's ability for a second language. It does not refer only to a learner's ability to apply and use grammatical rules, but also to form correct utterances, and know how to use these utterances appropriately. Linguistic and intercultural competences do not exist in parallel and are not interchangeable. In some cases, there can be high level of foreign language communicative competence, but not very well-developed intercultural competence. However, in order to achieve successful intercultural communication and to use intercultural competence, it is very important that linguistic competence exists.
Thus, linguistic competence is interpreted as part of general communicative competence which defines the close link between the issues of linguistic diversity and the social adaptability of the individual, as well as their importance for social stability the discovery of a path not only to others but also to oneself.
Moving from communicative competence towards intercultural communicative competence will be discussed in this short theoretical study and their importance in English language teaching.

Keywords: communicative competence, intercultural communication competence, linguistic competence, foreign language teaching, culture, communication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Natka Alagozovska
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2024 11:54
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024 11:54

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