South-West University Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria)
Abstract. The article presents different viewpoints on the concept of communicative competence discussing its scope and meaning as well as the relationship between communicative competence and some close terms such as linguistic competence, language competence, discourse competence, socio-cultural competence and strategic competence. The author argues that communicative competence is a generic term and the other types of competence are its components. Furthermore, the paper aims to show the importance of developing communicative competence in the process of Bulgarian language teaching according to the new Bulgarian normative basis, to reveal the existing deﬁnitions of the terms, to present the relationship between the concepts of communicative competence and key competence. The author puts the accent on the existing terminological vagueness and suggests a possible solution to it.
Keywords: Bulgarian language teaching; communicative competence; language competence; speech competences
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