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So I’m Kurdish, but I was born in Turkey and moved to England when I was 5, I speak Kurdish Pretty fluently as well as Turkish.

City uni doesn’t accept Native language, if I did Turkish a level does that count as a native language?
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So I’m Kurdish, but I was born in Turkey and moved to England when I was 5, I speak Kurdish Pretty fluently as well as Turkish.

City uni doesn’t accept Native language, if I did Turkish a level does that count as a native language?
you can email them to ask, but from my experience, it will be. I am half Singaporean and my mother speaks mandarin, and both English and mandarin are considered my native language for some reason, despite the fact my mandarin is awful. I was born and brought up in England and comparing my England language skills to those in Mandarin would be ludicrous. so I expect you'll have similar issues.
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you can email them to ask, but from my experience, it will be. I am half Singaporean and my mother speaks mandarin, and both English and mandarin are considered my native language for some reason, despite the fact my mandarin is awful. I was born and brought up in England and comparing my England language skills to those in Mandarin would be ludicrous. so I expect you'll have similar issues.
I will in the morning. In order for something to be native wouldn’t it have to be part of your ethnicity too? Like is your mother Chinese for example?
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I will in the morning. In order for something to be native wouldn’t it have to be part of your ethnicity too? Like is your mother Chinese for example?
yes, my mother is ethnically half Malaysian half Chinese, meaning I am a quarter Malaysian, quarter Chinese, and half British
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yes, my mother is ethnically half Malaysian half Chinese, meaning I am a quarter Malaysian, quarter Chinese, and half British
On my school records, my ethnicity was put down as Kurdish and just that.

City says that, if you want to dispute the native part, they would need your school to write a letter.

So in my case??? Could this be one way of sorting this?
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On my school records, my ethnicity was put down as Kurdish and just that.

City says that, if you want to dispute the native part, they would need your school to write a letter.

So in my case??? Could this be one way of sorting this?
get your school to write in and say the language you use the most is English, despite your ethnicity. ethnicity doesn't really effect anything tbh - I know people who have both parents Chinese but cannot speak mandarin or Cantonese
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get your school to write in and say the language you use the most is English, despite your ethnicity. ethnicity doesn't really effect anything tbh - I know people who have both parents Chinese but cannot speak mandarin or Cantonese
Yeah, English is my most fluent language. I will talk to my school about it once I contact city.

Thank you for the help
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