Dominant/ Primary Language: The language in which a speaker of more than one language is more fluent
or which they prefer to use.
Heritage Language: The language a person regards as their native, home and or ancestral langauge.
L1/ Native Language / Mother Tongue: The language a person first learns in life or identifies with as
a member of an ethnic group.
L2 / Second Language: Can refer to:
- the second language learned chronologically
- a langauge other than the native language
- the weaker language
- the less frequently used language
Target Language: The language the child is learning as a second langauage in a desginated context.