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native language

The first language a person learns. It is usually the language he or she is most proficient in and uses with the greatest comfort, confidence, and precision.
Synonym: first language; mother tongue
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Since students often develop comprehension skills more quickly than writing skills, encourage students to write their notes in the native language if they are having difficulty doing so in English.
Our findings show that, in general, messages expressed in consumers' native languages tend to be perceived as more emotional than messages expressed in their second language," the researchers said.
At times collaboration with members of the bilingual and Native language education programs in the evaluation process was necessary and beneficial.
Tsatoke is studying her native language of Kiowa as a graduate student in education at the University of Oklahoma.
The present study examined the relationship among the major reading subskills that have been identified in previous research and examined whether the effect of such subskills differs depending on students' reading performance in English and their native language status (whether students are NE or L2 learners).
Even if our languages are too seldom the medium in which we express our thoughts and attitudes about language itself, from policy to prose, the sheer diversity of approaches and ideas in the articles collected here demonstrate unequivocally that Native language issues are the most important issue facing us as Native peoples.
Ultimately, the college hopes to offer a program rigorous enough that students who pass the Native language class will be able to transfer the credits to a four-year university and have them count toward the language requirement for a bachelor's degree.
Reflecting on Ligaya's case, educators and parents need to realize that language-minority children must be able to speak their native language to understand their relatives, who can teach them about the culture of their native country.
Over the years amendments have expanded the scope of Title VII to permit the enrollment of English-speaking students (1978), to include the maintenance of students' native languages (1984), and to emphasize teacher training (1984, 1988).
All languages are presumed to share these structural themes, which vary in significance from one tongue to another; the challenge for a fledgling communicator is to rank grammatical rules of thumb in a way that best plumbs the meaning of his or her native language.
Substitution of American English for native language was a testament to the power of the educational system which held that language diversity was undesirable (Kobrick, 1972).
The Beginnings module offers native language support in 17 languages while the other two modules have 13.