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What Is Your Native Language?

By Betty Zou, published on Aug 22, 2007

What is your native language? For many, it is an easy and straightforward question. Then there are those of us who find it filled with complicated loopholes. This question came up on two important occasions in my life. First, when I was looking for an English teaching job in Taiwan. Native-English speakers were more sought after than those who learned English as a second or foreign language. Second, when I was applying to graduate school. They wanted to assess if the applicant’s English is good enough for him/her to succeed in the program. What is my native language? I was born in China,... (more)

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