Competence

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Related to Linguistic competence: Linguistic performance, Communicative competence

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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Linguistic competence has been described as the provision of culturally competent services to individuals with limited English proficiency via bilingual staff or qualified interpreters and translators (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2003).
One of them is an indicator for linguistic competence, and the other is for the absence of linguistic competence.
van Ek defined the concept as the sum of linguistic competence, sociolinguistic competence, discursive competence, sociocultural competence, strategic competence, and social competence.
1973; Dwyer and Pietroski 1996; Higginbotham 1987) and also provides an intuitive framework for understanding the distinction between linguistic competence and performance (Dwyer and Pietroski 1996; Knowles 2000).
At the end of a semester or year abroad at SIS, the student should begin to develop a variety of competences: linguistic competence (of the socio-linguistic variety), textual competence (that comes from the study of various disciplines), social competence (deriving from the service carried out), global competence and finally intercultural competence, or better yet, reflective intercultural competence.
In addition, the 10-week linguistic course appeared to be effective in improving the international nurses' linguistic competence by reducing their phonologic errors significantly.
However, and proportionally to the score of each indicator, CLIL students have their best result in the indicator "anticipate emotional conflict", which is not connected with communication skills, and their worst one in "express feelings", which is related to linguistic competence.
The question to be addressed then is, even for those that have been accredited to possess some academic competence by the award of the first degree and the subsequent pursuit of a Master's degree in the English language, how well does their performance reflect there academic competence which secondarily translates to linguistic competence in the second language setting?
We remind that the aimed objective for the proposed reading is to bring the learning-reader in foreign language to know to reach the meaning(s) of a specialized text through a global reading using tagging skills, operation that implies both the linguistic competence and the professional competence of the reader, in other words his or her knowledge in the referential area of the text.
the socializing role of the teacher, the importance of variation and repetition, and the teacher's linguistic competence and insecurity.
The Jesuit Clooney is uniquely and superbly qualified to undertake this task, rooted as he is within his own ecclesial tradition and transformed by the years he has spent in India wrestling with the Hindu religious heritage, with outstanding linguistic competence and openness to the unveiling of truth wherever it may be found.
The article is followed by an unreferenced and rather unscholarly rebuttal by Burykin questioning the linguistic competence of the author (and the scientific competence of indigenous scholars besides) and criticizing him for not knowing the tangled institutional history of the St.

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