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Letters of recommendation from non-native English speakers (US schools)

  1. Jan 11, 2013 #1
    When applying as a transfer to a 4-year college from community college, is there anything detrimental about this? I don't want to be insulting and ask him to get someone to proof read his letter of recommendation, but he's not exactly a Nobel laureate or NAS member so I'm afraid if his letter is not well written clearly in English, it might affect the admissions committee. Will it?
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  3. Jan 11, 2013 #2


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    Do you have any specific reason to expect bad english?
    Anything good enough for a publication should be fine for a letter of recommendation, I think.
  4. Jan 11, 2013 #3
    all his publications seem to be non-English as far as what's on his public resume. whenever we communicate via e-mail, his emails aren't very fluent and neither is his speech.
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