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Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of non-fluent in English:


Not able to speak or write a particular foreign language easily and accurately: non-fluent speakers of English
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  • Non-fluent English speakers would fail to recognise the negative connotations of the word.
  • A child has an increased likelihood of being referred to special education if he or she is listed as non-fluent in his or her native and second language.
  • The community as a whole shares certain norms for interacting, whether in fluent Gaelic, non-fluent Gaelic, or English.
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