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Common App First Language

ktong777ktong777 120 replies51 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
I’m filling out the basic information for the common app for next year, and I’m wondering if what I put was valid for the language portion. I currently have that Mandarin is my first language rather than English even though I was born and raised in America.
From what I remember, I only knew Mandarin as a baby and only began to learn English at school. I had to take 3 years of ESL before I became fluent in English. Does this make Mandarin my first language?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38911 replies6874 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited July 28
    It's not that big a deal one way or another. But if you have lost whatever Mandarin you knew as a toddler, call English your first language. If you can still speak Mandarin, list them both as first language.
    edited July 28
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