Author :Tamuna Khetaguri & Mzia Zangaladze & Mustafa Albay
Abstract: It is believed that when learners are exposed to the target language excessively, they will have more practice to develop their language proficiency, for that reason the use of L1 in the language classroom is insistently avoided. However, if learners fail to understand in the target language, they cannot learn effectively; therefore, the use of first language (L1) in language classes should not be prohibited. Learning occurs in the target language (TL) in the language classroom based on the fact that learners understand activities. Thus, L1 has a facilitating factor in the language learning process. This study aims to put forth the benefits of using L1 in second language (L2) learning.
Keywords: First language, Second language, Comprehension, Language learning
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), March 2017, Vol.2, No.3