For example, in French and Korean, prominent syllables tend to be at the end of words. The Role of Mother Tongue in Second Language Acquisition Abstract In the first part of this paper, the author discusses the importance of the first language in the process of learning English as a second language as explored by previous researchers. Human beings by the nature are innate communicators, they rely on it to teach and to learn.In the world there are many different ways of communicating, gestures, facial expressions, body language… 1989. 4.2. For many decades, foreign language teaching has been dominated by the principle that teachers should use only the target language (TL) and avoid using the mother tongue (L1) except as a last resort. This is when their main language (mother tongue) is influencing how they speak English.For example, they might use English vocabulary with their native grammar, or they might use different expressions that don't sound natural. 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Annie Tremblay, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas, is trying to better understand the kinds of cues second language learners listen for when recognizing words in continuous speech. Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words. CHAPTER ONE. In these examples, the foreign language is a medium through which the students explore their own culture, using the mother-tongue as a bridge towards English. The role of mother tongue in teaching and learning of English has been discussed in literature. The Bilingual Approach: The monolingual approach had been criticized by some learners, researcher and teachers as they believe that first language can play an important role in second language or foreign language learning. ]ꜚ9�I���Fv��6���NN D�"Wԏ��� =/���� c+���i*8Z��9�2�a4B�T��#E�}�u��$>�ͮc`ˁ� Z �y�V,/WQ�먜L�q��7c|F6:GÈ��b�EJ]�ȏ�1�1����K��F��Ð����8���j���d�v�u���;,[n�pY�;I�Gb�Uu����3�;?neCfrՐ�g�]r�L��fNe�I弱=�9�h׳H��ԭ%��n*Z��-�#��Ҙ�"��%�����E�h��G��vm42����b�z����[J� �/����%0���H~,ד�/\�����n ��w�? (��K�{�ݱ�/�l�%���k� ��-��7H������z�n�)�xN����z`�:]���6��$���k��Ε7mۊ-o$P��P�9���"ꪎ����?u� �Z For example, if you teach learners in their mother tongue, that seeds need soil, moisture and warmth to germinate. Likewise, in mother-tongue teaching, students are less exposed to English, so they acquire English as a second language less effectively. among ELT practitioners. Foreign language • Foreign language refers to a language … This right is, however, qualified by the consideration of reasonable practicability, which is defined in the Language in Education Policy of 1997 as occurring when 40 learners in a particular grade in a primary school, or 35 learners in a particular grade in a secondary school, demand to be taught in their mother tongue. Feelings, which are important for the child's development, are also passed on through the mother tongue. Subjects were eighth grade students who had acquired a Heritage Language at home and who had enrolled in an English‐medium programme up to grade 4. �߁���\�a�-�iw�� ����o�g�?⠟(���GX{��o3�p#����5J)�y��|�OD& �J ��Ulڋ�m{�J�tE��/��Bʒ��,m?hwMu�4n�����S��l��N��h�h���p�uI,ݛ�!�֫�a���vV�=*jA. Another concern is the status of English as an international language. how first language affects second language. �l[( *��|���ށ>� WbN�/E g�U �TK�_`0���˕Z_`���'4x[��4@���3t����i�z�C��!��}�ǂ��m=�/,0���^2}��*���}�OYz@��wא�P�dj�����e&V\^f���qDžox{_Aƨ��z=��Su+mgm���%�x{���\���&�.���_���ֵ��������v���;V���Qp�kA�U�,+���I����"���&�-�@�h6i�-�-��դ� ��Z'o���n��rQh7L��cmƱP"����'O�,�«`�u��t� �������M�3��o���x߲�N�FN�ָA[�#or�G]�׍K���`�����io2�m���k@�x f�Ru|��ڧ��si�e�y�q��Y�6�lпϟ�� Z�,� endstream endobj 67 0 obj <>stream The idea of using mother tongue (MT) in English Language Teaching (ELT) classrooms is not something new to the critics concerning with the beneficial or non-beneficial sides of it. It discusses both content in favour of use of mother tongue and content against the use of mother tongue among other issues. It discusses both content in favour of use of mother tongue and content against the use of mother tongue among other issues. Liu (2008) did a rather straightforward and comprehensive research on the effects of L1 use on L2 vocabulary learning. The effectiveness of a mother tongue based education to improve learning outcomes and second language acquisition in public primary schools of Zone 3, Mauritius Preeya Daby University of Leicester Abstract If Blommaert (2012) enumerates the richness of multilingualism in … It has to be computed. �P�둄!L��=!hc�h��8��gL.� ӓY�Q�K��c���?���?��� VL� endstream endobj 62 0 obj <>stream learning and teaching the foreign language. Sample 2: negative tag question. INTRODUCTION. Role of Mother Tongue in Teaching English as a Second Language to Tamil Students (Special Reference to Undergraduates of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka) 442 Chart - B The post-test result of the … uQ�e͋�Ń����늩�21��>U�S�2?���4���+���8uy�@�(2�e P����^��%H����iZ&h�*.��n\ሠ��}�!Vzנ��i��A.g���$�a�n�f�u0΂h�С��p���Ӏ�c�UE�����z���C�~�%-���O����n�U�]��w�!����6Qh�s�p��g��a�3����#�h=foxG�bIm�_4:J�ٹ������y���y��;�Ի9U^�##ߺ�*o@]�=���:]#m��9x��ڿO"��9&�9�7&�8�BEÄ]��[7�g�f��u�c��ؽ���e�% 56 0 obj <> endobj xref 56 16 0000000016 00000 n Unlike learning or first language, L-2 acquisition depends on many factors; most of these are connected to human characteristics. "*�M�%))�&�yZ��"��K MRt�@�M�>n0��-7a��Zz�����!XQwBt�u�UX|���/�‘�n ��/t��-��IP�3��'��]�Ϭʇ0D�fu$o:��LZ�CE trailer <]>> startxref 0 %%EOF 71 0 obj <>stream ��q�o��9�"�n�Mm��_ن����xF3r��i"�� Encourage students to translate new vocabulary and language structures in class and write in the home language in their books to help them remember. • It may have some official status in the country. An eye-tracking device determines when and how long the participant focuses on each word. … When dealing with abstract vocabulary using the association of ideas is recommended… “This kind of information can’t be memorized in a language such as French. In French, intonation drops during the first syllable of the next word. “If you hear the ‘cha’ syllable as being prominent, it cannot come from the word chagrin in French because the first syllable of chagrin will not be stressed in French,” Tremblay said. Tremblay points to English where a stressed syllable is a strong indication that a new word is beginning. Role of Mother Tongue in Teaching English as a Second Language to Tamil Students (Special Reference to Undergraduates of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka) 442 Chart - B The post-test result of the control group is shown in Chart-C and that of the experimental group in Chart-D. H�|Wێܸ��?�)=m]��@b{ v6p����b���^��F���II��l���Ud]N�:��� ���l��nj�чb��y��m�h������/���׏���w�L/�?���v�e��O�/�_�b�";�r�-V[�j�'�l�ǹ [|c�O���s�gO�E�oW�Λ���'��$�Ǖ�}��[�;�[�ϊwO��E\ƛwEF�~}Z���������g��ẻ���:�;�u<5��k��Zn2�Ϣ�3 ��JU�Wm^��aDX�R�jn��U���:����z��}�F�'�����/��U��{`���5 �\O�%w�� H�d����0��`�A�,CB�&msd`v�� �֋�����]l�e��N�K�Z��_��,XSî��:�E��� :�:g�=Z ��J9�{�=?��3V��3�~��N�R �m+:���l�P��Ļw��E��D�������؊�!�W�:��׳�tuJ�~=�׃�䌼S�H��8x� ��[//�^ �*N�q�=�g��^�c����\��K���x�. Even though the school has changed the curriculum during the past two years, due to the importance of developing the mother tongue from the You do not have to re-teach this in English. TPR imperatives in teaching English as a second language in kindergarten or ELL environment are seen as an important second language learning method (or, according to some linguists, approach). How does mother tongue affect second language acquisition? ���x���0yl��ZY8��S�F��c� 3 The mother tongue in English lessons In the last chapter, opinions on the role of the mother tongue in the foreign language teaching dominating in the last two centuries were introduced. The various views are reflections on the methodology changes in English language teaching, which have in such way brought different perspectives on the role of mother tongue. In general, most students grow in the condition of native language and they prefer learning in the mother tongue. One is to review the stances of language-oriented theorists, who are practicing foreign/second-language teachers and learners from various parts of the world, regarding the long-standing controversy over whether or not the learner’s mother tongue plays a positive role in the foreign/second-language learning-teaching context. 4.1. Most teachers feel that the use of L1 should be minimized and they feel guilty if they use it a lot… International Journal of Research (IJR) Vol-1, Issue-11 December 2014 ISSN 2348-6848 op P a g e | 572 Role of Mother Tongue in Second Language Learning Dr. Manoj Kumar Yadav How can we efficiently connect teaching in their mother tongue to teaching in a second language later on? It is much harder, however, to teach these abstract skills directly through a second language. However, there is one small difference: Korean intonation drops before the next word begins. through the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in Grades 1-3 and the teaching of mother tongue throughout formal education. THE IMPACT OF THE MOTHER TONGUE ON SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND PROFICIENCY: THE IKWERRE NATIVE SPEAKERS’ EXPERIENCE BY OWHOELI, UCHEOMA PG/MA/08/48514 DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND LITERARY STUDIES ... adoption of the English language as the second language … With her international collaborators, Tremblay manipulates intonation cues similar to the example above to test how listeners use these cues to recognize words. A. acquisition of the target language. �-�c�ٛu8��͉]����d�qW);����]��h�{��¿�(k���Wn�t7&jn�pҨ?e5^�w����7�" �7>���-kxw��yt�R��V� (Pergamon) Duff. • English is the second language in India. Inspired by his research, this study aims to address the problem of low proficiency learners in Malaysian secondary government school. Our data have revealed that mother tongue is an inseparable part of language teaching, and it actually has different functions like “rapport building purposes”, “making the topic/meaning … H�|RK��0=�܁�I150)����EWYf�H��B&=��EN?�vR�(����$���XƎ�:����W�Pk(��||�v8�y:9>��X���a��X��6P�i6��.3Y�&j�,Nf�k��~��F�W����pW������`I*5���/ZY�0h!�eU� �\t�M�eW�5Q�UQ�vC��?�i]-��rk��� For second language learners, some cues are easier to pick up than others, such as which consonants are common in starting and ending words. H��S˒�0����9�T�X6�8�TR�P�#G.��RB����Ɇ]�{�M5�n�t����d���N�D�`8��n0�0� ����y) �հ��m���(�Q�HP�A*��P�2D�@����OP$ o���-~��ٮ\��&�"��+�#$�>o�����}s����y�K:~����S���h�s�/ͨǢHbH��6t^ fb�gNe�������h��Jk ����� $ Mother tongue should be taught as a subject. But in French the opposite is true; prominent syllables tend to be at the end of words. The teaching of English as a second language increased opportunity, social status, and social elasticity. SLA research has to take into account the reality of the English language classroom on a global scale. In his study, he managed to prove that bilingual vocabulary teaching method is actually suitable for Chinese EFL learners (Liu, 2008). 0000001110 00000 n �H!M�}s�c�!��Ô;�}D�������8w� ����Q���ځÛo��p�4\���$��uHJ��ysyQ��G��C���ߑ�/����wyj���1��,��M���&y$�2��[/NWJ(��BCy�H��M���Yl{�qh���bS]Je W���S:o���]���ߴ9Ӭ���Q �a��kҩq����Y�J?�ȏZ5��]J'�4�#2OD�㄂h�/��er_Y�c��?zeU�1����詒4�T'SB��������iJx�q�m�LDTE���t��I�O�#V[�K?Q�ە:�-e'�:�#�8!�u̥Qޟ��j�W4��T �l7�:�|�WĖG0��9c�����N1��;S /��dPAwxS$3�8��m|��jx2Yo�'hB�B%r透���ȉ��6§�^Q: �P�aL�*#v|~�_� 4. In fact, the longer a native French speaker lived in the U.S., the worse they did at using the cues from their native language. Tema. Background to the Study The English languages acquire the status of second language … Influence of mother tongue on academic performance of student studying English as a second language. 0000001213 00000 n Importance of Mother Tongue in Education. 0000000863 00000 n 4.7.1.4 Divisive nature of mother tongue instruction 100 Researchers studied English Second Language learners to find why they were met with repeated failures in teaching of English to adults. ������u�@��i� �xDB*y9.ar����xZL|��U�w�n"��b��G^������� -'VO&��[+� The role of mother tongue in second language learning has been the subject of much debate and controversy. The term of language transfer is first put forward by Robert Lado (1957) based on the theory of behaviorism: Individuals tend to transfer the forms and meanings of their native language to the foreign language both productively Researchers also found that native French speakers who lived in France did better than native French speakers who lived in the U.S. at using French-like intonation cues to locate words in an artificial language. Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that the best way to achieve this is by educating children in and through their mother tongues, alongside a second and/or third language. In the case of the mother tongue, the child learns it easily, due to the favourable environment and by the great amount of exposure to the language. The following chapter moves on to the current approaches to the issue. “Even if we know words from the second language and can recognize them in isolation, we may not be able to locate these words in continuous speech, because a variety of processes affect how words are realized in context.”. Mother tongue influences which affect Second Language Learning. 0000004505 00000 n 21361 B. Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265, ©2020 Language Magazine All Rights Reserved. d�wY�����T�z��H芜�T+���S�!�ܨ|C�]�ғ7��.Ȉ ă�vZ��S~��79H#7����$i:p�M#�of�4�@�����ci� ��ſ� �L-�aIB�����+4 :� endstream endobj 63 0 obj <> endobj 64 0 obj <>stream Despite all the claims about the existence of a critical period for language learning, the speech processing system is actually very flexible; it might just take a long time to completely override the effects of the native language,” Tremblay said. This paper has a two-fold purpose. Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that the best way to achieve this is by educating children in and through their mother tongues, alongside a second and/or third language. Muߓ�]O����sb�MY��b����g��/�y���ɱ�O������ )�2i�e�H����Xy�UE��9耦u/���hc�/�+0]�5��O���|��E��������YehMӋ�l������/�1[�̓�ϟA���)��|B��`�Y����d�ɭj�JSk/��G�i1���GH�(g�@��u9��±OoSȧ���-�s\-8��9}��z�Lu����u�[0�x��g�Ru�|�B"� 0 /-� endstream endobj 65 0 obj <>stream It is accepted in this study that learning the language of … 0000003278 00000 n %PDF-1.6 %���� Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words. The mother tongue is therefore the greatest asset people bring to … Ask learners to use a remember book which shows vocabulary in English and mother tongue. Its aim is to compare opinions Background of the Role of Mother Tongue in Second Language Acquisition The process of eliminating mother tongue (MT) from teaching languages has been a major area of debate in teaching … Also, thi… H�\S�z�0|�����~ “This suggests that the speech processing system is extremely adaptive. “The moment we hear a new language, all of a sudden we hear a stream of sounds and don’t know where the words begin or end,” Tremblay said. As students are learning a second language, most of the classes are in English. When you teach English abroad, you'll be bound to experience people who speak English with mother tongue influence. Teach the learners how to use it by looking, covering, saying and checking. G Hd �]զ^�2��Qe���R�!�Sug�D�*��e�4����g����aoƉ��K�r�Rw��4�ܚak�E��,�Ӆ��kB�����Iu���Z��*;���^�G!�jN>κ|�5_;�.�Tz�5���v���:z����o[(��u���8f��e���3'4G5}q�������ŇZ&&q�C��yu[P�G&!�j*�����睪B�{d>+�����|����0 H��T���0���7��4Mϝ�đ� From the Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, 50 undergraduates studying in the 3rd year were selected at random and divided into two groups i.e. This idea has been a … This study will replicate the research done by Liu (2008) to investigate the role of L1 in L2 vocabulary learning. vf �u�5��\Co���An5Z�ûi�i��a!%c b�Q�������D�U�U��GHV�\&����,�q�'(��VB��4���#ғ� V�� � �Ce��~���#������%��a��O-C�?Q��M�tԝ�C� x��o�s@Jv>T “Whereas in Korean they think, ‘Oh, this is just like Korean.’ It sounds similar, and they don’t readjust their use of this information.”. In this study, the target populations were students and English … �.ه�O� p,��^����%�{Ik�١�/��l:z��{��N`�Ix�9��&M11�mF��}�N^-D-�_ ��'� ��Q�~d����+ݷ�7v|z�?&�#n�+�yQ�[�b%���Җb���y�N�瓜O [����Ee┒�����8��^�θ��T��[� p*�"�H�>��#�/_�+?�S�dŚ`�&�;� �Fx*�l�� �/� ��L� endstream endobj 66 0 obj <>stream She also is studying how adaptive adult learners are in acquiring these new speech cues. In this study, the target populations were students and English teachers from public day secondary schools in Gatundu. Teaching the foundational skills (early literacy and numeracy) and critical thinking in a language … “For English speakers, the differences between English stress and French prominence are so salient that it ought to be obvious and they ought to readjust their system,” Tremblay said. Learning of the target language can be facilitated by making use of learners' linguistic knowledge in mother tongue." �:9�����P�P7p���S���я`��K�*��eU��y� W����SG�!|�@}����?�IT4�tE���D*�:B�=��#5�NF�h�b��. Children are not always provided with support to learn their mother tongue; Schools can reduce the difference in attainment between native children and children without the language of instruction as they progress through their education. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Mother Tongue in Teaching and Learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Classes TPR is one of the most important teaching approaches which can be adapted to a various number of teaching situations, and children really have fun doing it. One of the advantages of modern lan- guage education is that learners’ er- rors based on transfer of mother tongue (L1) properties into second language (L2) production are much less fre- quent than … In the second language acquisition process, it may be useful for teachers to teach the new language using the mother tongue as support in order to develop not only the target language but also the … So far the research group has studied native English and Korean speakers who have learned French, and native French speakers who live in France or in the U.S. One of the more interesting findings is that when languages share more similarities but still have slight differences, it can be harder for second language learners to use the correct speech cues to identify words. Sample 2 was based on a personal encounter Student 2 had during a 15 week-immersion in an English … It is the language which the child learns almost without any conscious effort on his part. began to explore the role of mother tongue in second language learning. In the same way, learners automatically transfer knowledge acquired in one language to another language as soon as they have learned sufficient vocabulary in the new language. Translation (Oxford University Press) Kramsch, C. 1993. Other cues, such as intonation, are harder to master and are more likely to be influenced by a speaker’s native language. An example of confusion is the French phrase for cranky cat, which in French is “chat grincheux.” For a brief second, the phrase can sound like the English pronunciation for “chagrin,” a word with French origins. Throughout the history of English language teaching and second language acquisition, the role of mother tongue has been an important issue. Parents can support their children's second and foreign language learning by using mother tongue diversely, reading and telling stories. 4.7.1.3 Expense associated with mother tongue instruction 99 . • People may use it for communicative purposes besides his/her mother tongue. Using mother tongue helps a child develop their critical thinking and literacy skills; Research shows that children learning in mother tongue adopt a better understanding of the … They looked mother tongue as beneficial tool to teach a foreign language. @5? Working with a group of international collaborators in the Netherlands, Korea, and France, Tremblay received a three-and-half year, $259,000 National Science Foundation grant for the research. 0000006221 00000 n learning second language or foreign language. The term of mother tongue refers to a traditional/conventional family situation where the mother is the person who passes on the language to the child and is the main provider for input in that language for … H�\R�n�0����MR�-]�$��mP=4=���f#� EU��wI�yA E�vvfg$��� �#0�">� Interactive virtual event for language learners Dec. 2-3, Event: Bilingual English & Spanish Free Webinar on U.S. Voting//Mesa Redonda…, Conversations with Experts in Multilingualism, Multinational Call to Invest in Language Education, Elite Language Students Focus on Community Service, ASL Interpreter Signs at White House Briefing for First Time, Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading, Five Million Assessments Reveal COVID Educational Slide, Avant Integrates Test Data and Expands Proctoring, Smart Entertainment for Preschoolers in Spanish, TESOL’s ‘Quick Guide’ to the 6 Principles, Monday Deadline for Comments on Proposed Student Visa Restrictions, Online-Only International Students Must Leave US, Paul Simon Study Abroad Act Reintroduced to House, Keep calm & communicate: COVID-19 Resources for Successful Remote Education, How COVID-19 is Reshaping Translation & Interpretation, ‘Quarantine’ is Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020. They are then asked to identify words in that language. The Bilingual Approach: The monolingual approach had been criticized by some learners, researcher and teachers as they believe that first language can play an important role in second language or foreign language learning. 4.7.1.2 Difficulties associated with mother tongue instruction 97 . �#��0��͋�����b�"�Vs���8�اc���}�#��,� 0000002702 00000 n The research group continues to collect data and plans to include native Dutch speakers who speak French. H�T�͎�0��`ߡ��h��griW�C��D�c����6a���lHB.Qh�u���m���t����MY?���&�[k�#i��������P��������e�� GJ{�5[֒�XK��«��B;�*�w0B�5�ӄ�J_弣ޚ���"A- 4.7.1 English in all subjects except languages 92 . x�b```��l> �����:� ,g��1^���� �##à�h� �(�A���Z\��>�L:�"ʭ'���+�sFi �ć = endstream endobj 57 0 obj <> endobj 58 0 obj <>/ProcSet 70 0 R>>/Type/Page>> endobj 59 0 obj <> endobj 60 0 obj <> endobj 61 0 obj <>stream Therefore, it is very important that parents speak their mother tongue at home. 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Many admit the mother tongue has a role to play (Nunan 1999: 73, Carter 1987: 153, Brown 2000: 138, Dornyei 1995: 58, Holliday 1994: 7), although in most cases, a very limited one. 0000002598 00000 n 0000005689 00000 n The role of mother tongue in second language acquis ition has been the subject of much debate and controversy. Another experiment has participants listen to an artificial, made-up language for 20 minutes. The various views are reflections on the methodological changes in English language teaching, which have in such way brought different perspectives on the role of mother tongue. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. Mother-tongue is the language that a child learns in his mother’s lap. The use of demonstration, objects, pictures, drawings and miming is common for this method. When challenged they find it difficult to Grade 4 is a transitional year in which the mother tongue plays a supportive role in the teaching. “The mother tongue is never, never used. *��kln��Q^���b4��UU�(��ID�F;|�x w�8�t^�����y��w�h�f]�� ҁG����t���(k�RD. 'Mother Tongue Materials and Second Language Literacy' (ELT Journal, 37/4 : 312-318) Brumfit, C. 1980. English language teaching and second language acquisition, the role of mother tongue has been an important issue. An example is the “z” sound, which is a common end to words in English but is not often found at the beginning of words. 0000003902 00000 n A new study is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language. Most English language teachers worldwide  Communication and Language - Mother Tongue Communication is essential for almost all living things; it lets us warn others of danger, share experiences, express feelings, and opinions. 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