second language

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second language

1. (Linguistics) a language other than the mother tongue that a person or community uses for public communication, esp in trade, higher education, and administration
2. (Linguistics) a non-native language officially recognized and adopted in a multilingual country as a means of public communication

sec′ond lan′guage

1. a language learned by a person after his or her native language, esp. as a resident of an area where it is in general use.
2. a language widely used, esp. in trade, government, and education, in a region where all or most of its speakers are nonnative.
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Many of the pupils have communication needs, with 96 per cent having English as an additional language, and it was acknowledged that this must be addressed to give all children the best possible chance at succeeding.
Shilpa, a Grade 6 student in Dubai, actually studies Arabic as an additional language in school.
A STOCKTON primary school has been recognised for its "effective support" of the 65% of pupils that speak English as an additional language.
There is a wealth of evidence that supports the view that fluency in one additional language makes the learning of other languages that much easier.
Bilingual pupils who speak English as an additional language were honoured for their linguistic skills.
Ministers at Holyrood say the funding will let every primary pupil start learning an additional language by P1 and a second by P5.
It will enable every pupil to start learning an additional language in Primary One and a second additional language by Primary Five, and for language learning to continue to the end of third year at secondary school.
The achievement gap emerges from government measures of pupil exam performance, known as 'Attainment 8.' Last year pupils with English as an additional language (EAL) outperformed native speakers in all but one of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
A priority for the teaching of Asian languages within school additional language programs since the mid-1990s (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012 ; Rudd, 1994) has also positioned, or at least encouraged a perception, that non-Asian languages taught or used in schools and languages spoken in the community are potentially 'lesser value' languages.
The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research In the first article, Orientations to Critical Literacy for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners: a case study of four teachers of senior English, Jennifer Alford and Anita Jetnikoff use critical discourse analysis to analyse data collected from four senior secondary teachers of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners in two high schools to understand how these teachers constructed critical literacy pedagogy in their talk and practice.
The How2Recycle Label occasionally requires additional language to encourage proper recycling.

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