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pruh fi shuhn see

  • n  the quality of having great facility and competence
  • n  skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    practice greatly improves proficiency

  • The average English speaker requires 2,200 class hours to reach proficiency, according to the Foreign Service Institute.
  • He settled himself to the task of administering his fortune, and of developing by practice his proficiency in the several sports for which he had a natural aptitude.
  • A limited renewal would be available if the worker studied English and passed an English proficiency class.
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  • German School of Morris County wraps up another year
    Students at the non-profit German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC) celebrated the end of the school year with performances, presentations, and national awards for language proficiency recently.
    June 12, 2013 - The Record
  • Awards presented to seniors of Panther Valley High School
    The Panther Valley High School Class of 2013 had an outstanding year. The following students received honors and awards for their proficiency: English; math; science; Social Studies; Spanish; President's Awards for Educational Excellence; student council; the Panther Valley Alumni Association SAT Award; the Horatio Alger Pennsylvania Scholarship; chorus; U.S. Marine Corps "Scholastic Excellence ...
    June 11, 2013 - Times News
  • ITIP ProFiciency CEO to Deliver Keynote at Global IP Dialogue and Announce Expansion of Leading IP Cost Management ...
    FORT GRATIOT, Mich., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  ITIP ProFiciency, LLC ("ITIP"), the leading international patent filing and IP cost management provider for Fortune® Global 500 corporations, ...
    June 5, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Rick Majerus in ESPN
    I thought GW played tough on defense. We had some issues. You have to credit GW for playing very well. We have some issues in terms of our offensive proficiency,Majerus said. "I tried to keep coaching the game. Sometimes you miss. We are a...
  • Pat Riley in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Luther will bring us a prototype combo guard that can both handle the ball and shoot with tremendous proficiency,said Heat president Pat Riley. "This is a positive step for the Miami Heat."
  • President Bush in USA Today
    This legislation will transform our immigration system so that future immigration decisions are focused on admitting immigrants who have the skills, education and English proficiency that will help America compete,President Bush said in his...

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