Native speaker standard in every skill, with two major differences:

a) in understanding, a lack of long familiarity with English culture (e.g. television programmes) may make some accents, dialects and cultural references less accessible than they would be to a native speaker).

b) On the other hand, a Proficient student may well be more at home – in all skills – with the more academically educated kind of English used in colleges, textbooks etc., than is normal with native speakers taken as a whole.

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