Good Morning, dear teachers and everyone! :)
What is the clear OR unequivocal difference between CONVERSATIONAL proficiency and FLUENT proficiency? Is there any?
I have googled, but I haven't got the proper answer, yet. Should we take a test to classify our language skill?
I read somewhere that conversational one requires only 3000 words. While fluent one is able speak the language near perfectly (almost like a native), but may require more concentration to communicate thoughts, idioms, and slang; advanced reading and writing skills. Native-level fluency is about 20.000-40.000 words.
When it is related to job, I got a bit confused. What is the great difference between conversational and fluent? This is for any language.
Common Linguistic Proficiency Classification for career
- Basic (can write a language decently)
- Conversational (can write and speak a language well)
- Fluent (can write and speak a language almost perfectly)
- Native Speaker/Bilingual (can write and speak a language perfectly, including colloquialisms)
I wonder why there is no level between conversational and fluent. :)))
Everyone is welcomed to join, share info, or even share the same question... ^^
Thank you in advance.
Have a wonderful weekend! ^_^