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  • n  one's native language; the language learned by children and passed from one generation to the next
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  • States Face Language Barriers To Health Exchange Sign Up
    Polling shows that many Americans aren't quite sure how the Affordable Care Act will affect them, and it may be even more confusing for immigrants and people who don't speak English as their first language. Illinois has a large immigrant population, and the state has been working to resolve language barriers as it gets ready to launch its insurance marketplace.
    Sept. 28, 2013 - NPR
  • 4 Ways International Students Can Ace a Class Presentation
    Giving a presentation is usually a nerve-racking experience, even for experts and frequent public speakers. As an international student, you are likely to face an extra level of stress, especially if English is not your first language.
    Sept. 26, 2013 - U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

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