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When you’re applying for jobs, how do you describe your level of Chinese? Many Americans don’t really understand foreign language acquisition and tend to see things in black and white terms. If you say you are “fluent” they think you speak like a native. If you say you are “conversational” they will assume that you can just barely order rice at the corner store.
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