Talking about learning a second Language. So the context is educational or lingüistic. I'll write one full sentence: As far as the term 'Comunicative Competence' is concerned, it generally seems to mean, in the context of language teaching and learning, 'ability to perform' or 'ability to communicate'. When we talk about communicative competence, we are really talking about communicative performance. Entiendo que hay una diferencia entre perform y communicate pero no la veo. ¿Puede alguien arrojar algo de luz, please?