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24 Nisan 2024


  • The four skills of language are a set of four capabilities that allow an individual to comprehend and produce spoken language for proper and effective interpersonal communication.
  • These skills are ListeningSpeakingReading, and Writing. In the context of first-language acquisition, the four skills are most often acquired in the order of listening first, then speaking, then possibly reading and writing. For this reason, these capabilities are often called LSRW skills.
  • Receptive skills: reading and listening : the meaning is extracted from the discourse.
  •  Productive skills: speaking and writing: learners produce language.
  • Despite separating skills into two types, we have to think to understand using any or all of our language knowledge to get meaning from what seeing or hearing.


  • Conversations, lectures, private reading and writing and much of today’s electronic communication (via emails and text messages for instance), all these kinds of activities, related to language skills, are rarely done by one of the skills in isolation(at least two skills together).

Integrated Skılls

  • Integrated skills refers to the interaction of the four main language skills all together during instruction. As we know these skills are: Listening, writing, speaking and reading.

When You Learn All Four Skills

  • You should learn all four skills if you want to have full access to the language as native speakers do.
  • Knowing how to listen will help you:
    • Comprehend natives when they speak
    • Watch and understand movies, television, and online video
    • Listen to the radio and podcasts
  • Knowing how to speak will help you:
    • Engage natives in conversation
    • Address audiences
  • Knowing how to read will help you:
    • Read newspapers, books, and magazines
    • Interpret in-country signs, alerts, and notices
  • Knowing how to write will help you:
    • Compose personal emails, letters, and text messages
    • Write articles, essays, books, or other long-form texts.