What are the 4 Basic Language Skills for Learning of English?
To best help your students acquire new language skills, you can assess them. Indeed, the evaluation of the different linguistic skills which are oral comprehension, oral expression, written comprehension and written expression will allow them to increase their level of English.
The four language skills (also known as the four language learning skills) are a set of four abilities that enable a student to understand and produce spoken language for correct and effective interpersonal communication.
In the context of acquiring an English language, the four skills are most often acquired in the following order: oral comprehension first, oral expression second, then possibly reading comprehension and written expression.
The ability to listen and understanding of information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
It is a passive skill because it requires the use of the ears and our brain to understand the language spoken to us. It is the first of two natural language skills required by all spoken natural languages. This skill allows students to improve their understanding of the language and their pronunciation.
Oral Communication (Speaking, Singing, Chanting, Shouting,):
Oral communication takes place in face-to-face conversations, telephone calls and other circumstances in which spoken word is used to express meaning.
It is the second linguistic skill (in Urdu, Arabic, English, etc.) that a student develops in a language. This is called a productive skill, or active skill, because it requires the student to use their vocal tract and brain to correctly produce language through sound.
It is the second of two natural language skills. To improve this skill, students should use the language in different situations and practice several sentences.
It is the third language skill that a student develops. Like listening comprehension, it is a receptive, or passive, skill because it requires the use of the eyes and brain to understand the written equivalent of spoken language. This is one of two artificial language skills, as not all natural spoken languages have a writing system. This skill allows students to improve their understanding of the language and enrich their vocabulary.
The written expression
It is the fourth linguistic skill acquired by a student when learning a language. Like speaking, it is a productive, or active, skill because it requires the use of the hands and brain to produce the written symbols that represent the spoken language. Along with reading, it is one of two artificial language skills, because not all natural spoken languages have a writing system. To improve this skill, students need to practice understanding model texts and their structure.