LoR written by non-native English speaker

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Hi All,

Is it advisable for the headmaster of the school at which I teach Advanced Chemistry (2 years) to write me a letter of recommendation for medical school? This is a Tanzanian school, and while his English is excellent by local standards, I would not expect it to be flawless syntactically. He can attest to my capacity for leadership, teaching, teamwork, and cross-cultural integration, so he can offer a good amount of information on me as a candidate for admission.

Would ADCOMs be strongly put off by a letter being written by a non-native English speaker? His English is not bad by any means, but the syntax may not be entirely fluid. Thank you in advance for the advice.

@LizzyM @Goro @gyngyn @Med Ed

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Hi All,

Is it advisable for the headmaster of the school at which I teach Advanced Chemistry (2 years) to write me a letter of recommendation for medical school? This is a Tanzanian school, and while his English is excellent by local standards, I would not expect it to be flawless syntactically. He can attest to my capacity for leadership, teaching, teamwork, and cross-cultural integration, so he can offer a good amount of information on me as a candidate for admission.

Would ADCOMs be strongly put off by a letter being written by a non-native English speaker? His English is not bad by any means, but the syntax may not be entirely fluid. Thank you in advance for the advice.

@LizzyM @Goro @gyngyn @Med Ed
It will be fine
 
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1/2 of my LoRs were by non-native speakers.
 
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4 of my 5 letters were non native English speakers lol

(Edit: although one of the 4 taught writing courses so their writing was definitely good, others probably not so much)
 
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