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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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He opined the two-language policy enables Singaporeans to have a good command of English, and at the same time they are able to use their native languages to communicate with other groups in Asia.
Does this mean that it fully recognizes the importance and paramountcy of native languages in the endangerment of national oneness but is only sceptical as regards the worthwhileness of their development and funding or that they nurture doubts as regards the practicability of same?
But a drawback of not teaching the children in native language is that the illiterate parents are automatically excluded from the process of educating a child.
There has been an increase in Estonian residents who have an average or higher national identity there has been an improvement in the Estonian language proficiency of residents of other ethnicities and there is increased support of the joint education of children with different native languages. At the same time labor market indicators continue to be a concern.
"You do have to chime in with that native language for clarification when you're discussing world history or U.S.
75% of survey respondents in the UAE indicated their preference for mobile video apps to enable better video discovery through navigation in native languages.
A growing number of mobile video consumers prefer to view and navigate videos in their native languages, and on a single over-the-top (OTT) mobile app that also enables them to consume international content at length.
We often complain that the young generation does not read native language books.
These grants focus on preserving and enhancing Native language and culture.
Part of that shift is taking place on the playground: Children whose families have moved from a different region or country probably won't know the native language in their new town.
Targeting instruction at the native language level should create links usable at the later second language level (Littlewood, 1981).
He challenged readers of an Education Week blog to consider if it is ''fair to separate our student populations based on their native language.''