TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON PREVALENCE OF THE MOTHER TONGUE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

Prodanovska-Poposka, Vesna and Todorova, Marija (2022) TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON PREVALENCE OF THE MOTHER TONGUE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING. Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice, 17 (1). pp. 34-39. ISSN 1857-8705

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Abstract

his paper analyzes the role of the mother tongue (MT or L1) in the foreign language (FL or L2) teaching process. The purpose of the paper is to determine MT prevalence in foreign language (FL) classroom, moreover, to explore the degree of MT usage by teachers and to determine the perception of teachers regarding its use in foreign language teaching, specifically whether MT should be used continuously, partially, or not at all within the FL teaching process. For the purpose of this paper and in addition to the theoretical research of professional literature in this area, a survey for teachers has been conducted to determine and explain the role of the mother tongue (L1), namely whether the mother tongue is generally used in foreign language teaching and acquisition, how often, and in which segments MT usage is mostly prevalent. The results of this paper will contribute to facilitating foreign language teaching process, specifically by perceiving overall teachers’ perspectives on MT role and usage in upper secondary schools, which in turn will enable easier and more efficient learning and successful acquisition of the foreign language. Key words: mother tongue, foreign language, prevalence, foreign language classroom, teacher

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Vesna Prodanovska
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 16:05
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 16:05
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7088

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