KEYWORDS: Interpret, enact, social behaviors, production of TL, Linguistic competence, Sociolinguistic competence, Discourse competence, Strategic competence, grammar, vocabulary,
According to Canole & Swain, Communicative Competence is the ability to interpret and enact social behaviors, where the learner is actively engaged in the use of the target language. It involves:
- Linguistic competence: knowledge of grammar & vocabulary.
- Sociolinguistic competence: ability to say the right thing at the right time consistently.
- Discourse competence: ability to start, maintain, and end a conversation.
- Strategic competence: ability communicate effectively & correct problems caused by communication breakdowns.