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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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Contributed by native and non-native speakers who are researchers and teacher educators in different second language learning settings around the world, the 15 chapters in this volume examine aspects related to the professional role and status of both native speaker and non-native speaker teachers in English language classrooms, and perceived differences and professional issues and challenges.
The study aims to examine the types of motivational orientations exhibited by students at the Pakistani universities for second language acquisition (SLA).
in Second Language Acquisition (Linguistics) and Teacher Education, as well as an M.
The handbook of Spanish second language acquisition.
CONCERNS have been raised that a Welsh Government agency plans to carry out a consultation on teaching Welsh as a second language despite promises that the practice would be ditched.
CHILDREN WITH ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE OUTPERFORMING NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS Jane E Evans More resources are put towards educating children who use English as a second language is one reason.
Despite this, Chinese as a Second Language remains the least studied of the six most commonly taught languages in schools (Japanese, Italian, French, Indonesian, German, and Chinese).
The Welsh second language Review Group, chaired by Professor Sioned Davies, was asked to consider Welsh second language at Key Stages 3 and 4 and provide recommendations on a range of issues, including:
ERIC Descriptors: Second Language Learning; Literacy; Constructivism (Learning); Epistemology; Educational Philosophy; Socialization; Cultural Influences; Ethnography; Multiple Literacies; Second Language Instruction; Research Methodology; Educational Objectives; Grammar; Scaffolding (Teaching Technique); Chinese; English (Second Language); College Students; Second Languages
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study revealed that the age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain.
Washington, Aug 30 ( ANI ): A new study suggests that the age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain.
The presence of second language writers--including both international and resident students--has become an undeniable reality in writing programs across North America.

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