Definition

The competence of interaction refers to a person’s ability to manage interpersonal relationships in communication settings (Rubin & Martin, 1994).

This competence can be assessed according to the following three students’ mastery levels:

Introductory level

Has marked difficulty in keeping up with the discussion and contributes only occasionally.

Intermediate level

Keeps up with the discussion and can justify an opinion; responds and interacts adequately with other speakers; uses communication strategies well when unsure about (e.g., idiomatic use).

Advanced level

Can present ideas articulately in a complex discussion; can use sophisticated arguing and turn-taking strategies; has no difficulty in understanding idiomatic language use or different registers.


Tools for Assessment

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