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December 4, 2020

Being Bilingual vs. Being Fluent

What’s the difference between being bilingual and being fluent in a language? Anyone who has worked to become fluent in a second language can tell you that being fluent in a second language and being bilingual are not the same thing  The Accredited Language Services provided some clarity on common labels which are included in the summary below:

Fluency in another language is almost like riding a bike where it almost becomes second nature but may take a second to remember again. For those who are fluent in another language may need to occasionally refresh themselves on when to use certain words or grammar rules. However, being bilingual means you can think in either language easily with little or no mistakes. 

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