A lot of companies and big businesses in Korea are now asking applicants for English speaking skills. Why? That’s because they have employed many people who have a high Toeic score but lack communication skills. What they say is that Toeic isn’t an appropriate indicator of actual English skills. I think the fundamental reason why many Korean students lack communication skills is that many of us do not have “communicative competence”. Then what skills are required to improve communicative competency?