Foreign language

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A foreign language is a language originally from another country than the speaker.wikipedia
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Second language

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However, there must be a defined distinction between foreign and second language.
A person's second language, or L2, is a language that is not the native language (first language or L1) of the speaker, but is learned later (usually as a foreign language, but it can be another language used in the speaker's home country).

English language

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It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, i.e., an English speaker living in Spain can say that Spanish is a foreign language to him or her.
Although in most countries English is not an official language, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language.

England

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For example, a child learning English from his English father and Irish at school in Ireland can speak both English and Irish, but neither is a foreign language to him.
Due to immigration, it was reported in 2007 that around 800,000 school students spoke a foreign language at home, the most common being Punjabi and Urdu.

Foreign language writing aid

Language learning aids such as foreign language writing aid and foreign language reading aid, targeted at the specific language skills of foreign language learners, are also alternative instruments available for foreign language learners.
Assisted aspects of writing include: lexical, syntactic (syntactic and semantic roles of a word's frame), lexical semantic (context/collocation-influenced word choice and user-intention-driven synonym choice) and idiomatic expression transfer, etc. Different types of foreign language writing aids include automated proofreading applications, text corpora, dictionaries, translation aids and orthography aids.

International auxiliary language

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An auxiliary language is primarily a foreign language.

Language school

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A language school is a school where one studies a foreign language.

Language Resource Center

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The common goal of the Language Resource Centers (LRCs) is to promote the learning and teaching of foreign languages in the United States through improving language teacher education, developing improved assessment measures, and conducting research.

Learning by teaching

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In the early 1980s, Jean-Pol Martin systematically developed the concept of having students teach other in the context of learning French as a foreign language, and he gave it a theoretical background in numerous publications.

Language

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A foreign language is a language originally from another country than the speaker.

Spain

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It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, i.e., an English speaker living in Spain can say that Spanish is a foreign language to him or her.

Spanish language

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It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, i.e., an English speaker living in Spain can say that Spanish is a foreign language to him or her.

Multilingualism

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Some children learn more than one language from birth or from a very young age: they are bilingual or multilingual.

India

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This is common in countries such as India, South Africa, or Canada due to these countries having multiple official languages.

South Africa

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This is common in countries such as India, South Africa, or Canada due to these countries having multiple official languages.

Canada

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This is common in countries such as India, South Africa, or Canada due to these countries having multiple official languages.

Europe

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By 1998 nearly all pupils in Europe studied at least one foreign language as part of their compulsory education, the only exception being Ireland, where primary and secondary schoolchildren learn both Irish and English, but neither is considered a foreign language (although Irish pupils do study a third European language).

Ireland

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By 1998 nearly all pupils in Europe studied at least one foreign language as part of their compulsory education, the only exception being Ireland, where primary and secondary schoolchildren learn both Irish and English, but neither is considered a foreign language (although Irish pupils do study a third European language).

Irish language

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By 1998 nearly all pupils in Europe studied at least one foreign language as part of their compulsory education, the only exception being Ireland, where primary and secondary schoolchildren learn both Irish and English, but neither is considered a foreign language (although Irish pupils do study a third European language).

Primary school

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Compulsory lessons in a foreign language normally start at the end of primary school or the start of secondary school.

Secondary school

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Compulsory lessons in a foreign language normally start at the end of primary school or the start of secondary school.

Luxembourg

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In Luxembourg, Norway and Malta, however, the first foreign language is studied at age six, and in Flanders at age 10.

Norway

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In Luxembourg, Norway and Malta, however, the first foreign language is studied at age six, and in Flanders at age 10.

Malta

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In Luxembourg, Norway and Malta, however, the first foreign language is studied at age six, and in Flanders at age 10.

Flemish Community

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In Luxembourg, Norway and Malta, however, the first foreign language is studied at age six, and in Flanders at age 10.

Wales

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In Wales, all children are taught Welsh from the first year of primary school.