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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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monolingualmon‧o‧ling‧ual /ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəl◂ $ ˌmɑːnə-/ adjective  SLLspeaking or using only one languagebilingual, multilingual a monolingual dictionary
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monolingualThey are more often than not monolingual and monocultural and, as language teachers, in a position of power.a monolingual dictionarySame room, same seat, minutes later, with a monolingual foreign actor and an interpreter.This approach to language learning is suitable for monolingual groups.Almost all classroom activity was oral and monolingual in the second language.In addition, the linguistic needs of monolingual pupils should be given separate consideration.In a monolingual situation, films with subtitles in the national language may be available on video.Variation and Identity One of the chief foci of sociolinguistic interest in monolingual speakers is variation.There is therefore an increased possibility that monolingual teachers will find themselves in linguistically diverse classrooms.
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