Linguistic Fluency and Linguistic Accuracy between Learners' Needs and Communicative Situations

Linguistic Fluency, Linguistic Accuracy, Learners' Needs, Arabic for non-Native Speakers


  • Mohammed Ibrahim AL-Jarrah
    The Arabic Language Institute for Speakers of Other Languages, King Abdulaziz University, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
November 23, 2022


This research tackles the importance of language fluency and accuracy in addressing language learners’ needs and in achieving their goals behind learning the language in relation to using the language in various communicative situations related to work or academic life. Language learners’ needs vary based on their interests. Many learners are interested in improving their language fluency when using language in communication situations related to their work or daily lives, whereas we find other learners who focus on linguistic accuracy in such situations. This research aims at revealing the importance of language fluency and accuracy for language learners according to their linguistic needs and their goals behind learning the language. The article adopts the descriptive method in describing the standards related to language fluency and accuracy related to speaking skills that have been addressed by the Global Language Education Frameworks of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the standards of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL),  and the survey of non-Arabic speakers learners on the importance of language fluency and  accuracy while using language in different communication situations. The researcher draws several conclusions, showing that both language fluency and language accuracy are strongly linked to learners’ needs and communication situations.