036: Fluency vs Proficiency

<p>ManchesterAul asks (in an iTunes review): "What's the difference btw fluency and proficienncy? Do i consider myself fluent or proficient in my languages?"</p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
<li>Why I dislike the discussion about fluency and proficiency</li>
<li>Certain professions may require a proven proficiency level</li>
<li>How I define fluency</li>
<li>The world of language testing</li>
<li>The difference between accuracy and fluency</li>
<li>How you can lose a level in a language</li>
<h2>Resources mentioned in today's episode:</h2>
<li><a href="http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/cadre1_en.asp" target="_blank">CEFR</a> - Common European Framework of Reference</li>
<li><a href="http://polyglotworkshops.com/london/" target="_blank">Polyglot Workshops</a> - regular workshops for language learners worldwide. Join us in London, UK, in November 2015</li>
<li><a href="http://facebook.com/speakingfluently" target="_blank">Speaking Fluently on Facebook</a>, from Richard Simcott</li>
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