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Grammatical: this includes vocabulary, knowledge of the linguistic rules, phonology, semantics; Discourse: the ability to make sense in sentences and to make meaning out of conversation; Socio-linguistic: this includes rules of politeness - avoiding taboo words and topics, being aware of the reactions of the listeners; Strategic: being able to repair breakdowns in communication by asking questions, rephrasing, explaining by using body language and gestures, acting out unclear meanings.

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