Skills for Success defines Communication as the ability to receive, understand, consider, and share information and ideas through speaking, listening, and interacting with others.

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Skills for Success (SFS) is a national framework that identifies nine key skills Canadians need for work, learning and life. The Language for Success framework uses the SFS definitions and levels as conceptualized by the Government of Canada. The number of levels varies by skill. SFS Communication is organized into three proficiency levels: Entry, Intermediate and Advanced.

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) describe communicative ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). The CLB organize 12 benchmarks into three stages of ability: Stage I (Basic), Stage II (Intermediate) and Stage III (Advanced).

The shading in the table shows how the SFS Communication levels relate to the CLB Listening and Speaking benchmarks.

SFS - CLB Communication

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