from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being proficient; competence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Ability, skill, competence.
- n. Knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Advancement; progress.
- n. The state of being proficient; the degree of advancement attained in any branch of knowledge; advance in the acquisition of any art, science, or knowledge; improvement: as, to attain great proficiency in Greek or in music.
- n. Synonyms Advance, etc. (see progress), skill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
- n. the quality of having great facility and competence
The only way to truly obtain proficiency is to read blogs.
The state, for whatever reason, the Regents, changed the definition of what they call proficiency.
'' One pilot was giving the other pilot what we call a proficiency check, and the accident occurred, '' FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.
In the language teaching world "proficiency" is rated on a scale from novice to superior, with lots of steps along the way.
Even if greater gains in proficiency are not made in later years, it is generally accepted that a stable faculty is one characteristic of a healthy, well performing school and that high teacher turnover is detrimental.
This study demonstrated that reading attitudes transfer from first to second language but as distinct from transfer of reading abilities and strategies, the influence of second language proficiency is much weaker.
Also road signs are symbols, not words, so English proficiency is not required.
Not much language proficiency is necessary in order to navigate roads ... this is why road signs have internationally recognizable symbols, shapes, colors, lights, etc. Alf off
Archery, golf, and shot gunning share a lot of traits both on the mental and physiological aspects, and I agree that mastering any of them will aid in proficiency for all of them.
How are they to teach 10th grade English when the student's incoming reading proficiency is grade 3?