What's the idiomatic way of describing a foreign-language student's ability not only to understand things, but also to use that knowledge and understanding in conversations?

For example,

Her listening comprehension has definitely improved over this academic year, but that did not reflect on her _____________________.

1) ability to converse?

2) speaking ability?

3) conversational performance?

4) communicative skills?

5) communicative efficiency?

6) communication output

7) spoken speech?

8) [something else?]

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    I think all of the above would work. I can't think of a specific idiom for the sentence. Personally I would use "...but that was not reflected in communication skills." – Bee Jun 10 '19 at 16:12

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