Competence

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Competence

Sufficient ability or fitness for one's needs. The necessary abilities to be qualified to achieve a certain goal or complete a project.

Competence

The ability to complete a project, make a product, or otherwise do what is required. Both individuals and companies have competence. For example, an engineer would not likely find a job as a nurse because it is outside his competence, that is, his ability to do the required work. Likewise, a dental office is unlikely to be hired to design a skyscraper.
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There is a danger that the centralisation of knowledge codified into the company language will disconnect those who lack requisite language competence.
Any debate about the link between English language competence and academic standards needs to include a discussion about the erosion of academic authority and freedom.
The above mentioned motives lead to a conclusion that most students experience a strong need to acquire the English language competence on a higher level in order to be able to compete with their counterparts and enhance their position in contemporary global world.
We were of the belief that early development of oral language competence would facilitate both the transition to literacy and the acquisition of social skills.
However, SSML and USPG programs are specially conceived and consequently organized for each group according to the needs and level of language competence.
ALEA will lobby for increased federal funding for language education and services and for the adoption of policies that promote quality and improve confidence in our national language competence.
Translational Language Competence is further broken down into a number of sub-competencies (see Figure 6).
Methods that use strengths-based practices focus on existing child behavior capabilities as the building blocks for supporting and strengthening child communication and language competence (Dunst, Raab, Trivette, Parkey, Gatens, Wilson, French, & Hamby, 2007; Wilson, Mott, & Batman, 2004).
HEIs, in their attempt to offer a diverse range of foreign languages to students and ensure plurilingual competence acquisition, have to comply with requirements for study programme design which is based on regulations of the scientific fields approved by the Ministry of Education and Science, the absolute majority of which do not include foreign language competence development (e.
Key words: frame analysis, english for special purposes, building language competence, engineering students
The European Commission is strongly in favour of teaching modern languages to EU citizens, to help them not just develop language competence but also gain a wider sense of belonging, citizenship and community, and an understanding of how they can realise the opportunities open to them in a multilingual Europe.

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