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CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency)

Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) is a level of language proficiency that facilitate academic and more abstract dialogue. Professor Cummins, of the University of Ontario, developed two main categories of interpersonal communication skills: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills, which refers to day-to-day language skills, and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency. According to his research, it usually takes language learners 3-7 years to develop CALP.
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