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Related to first language: First language acquisition
  • noun

Synonyms for first language

one's native language

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Out of the 46,917 primary school pupils in the Huddersfield area, 11,230 have a first language other than English, according to statistics from the Department for Education.
Out of the 214,952 primary school pupils in the area 67,722 have a first language other than English according to statistics from the Department for Education.
Respecting the students we serve: Using person first language.
Students wishing to study in Urdu language can now opt for it as their first language.
While 26 per cent of the teachers of Arabic as a first language do not have a university degree in the subject content (Arabic language and/or literature), eight per cent of teachers have qualifications lower than university level.
Some speak Standard Australian English as their first language or a fully fluent additional language.
Overall, one in six in state primary and secondary schools, have a first language that is known, or believed to be, other than English - a total of 1,109,610 children.
THE number of schoolchildren who do not speak English as their first language has soared in the past five years.
com)-- Music is My First Language (MiMFL) has announced it will be holding it's first New York fundraiser on March 22nd 2014.
I am such a person: English is my first language but I have learned to speak Welsh because I felt I should know the language of my country.
They cover dummy auxiliaries in monolingual first language acquisitions, simultaneous and successive child bilingualism, adult second language acquisition, and broader perspectives on dummy auxiliaries.
MORE than a million schoolchildren do not speak English as their first language, official figures show.
Afew words of first language communication can go a very long way with patients and here in the Welsh Ambulance Service we recognise the importance of good bilingual practice.
Punjabi is the most common, with more than 102,000 pupils having it as their first language in primaries and secondaries.
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