The use of L1 in L2 classrooms in Japan: a survey of university student preferences

Bartlett, Kevin Alan (2017) The use of L1 in L2 classrooms in Japan: a survey of university student preferences. Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, 22. pp. 71-80. ISSN 1342-8853

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This paper will outline the reasons for the resurgence of literature that supports the use of a learners' first language (L1) in the second or foreign language (L2) classroom. An outline of the ESL and EFL classroom environment, and an overview of the arguments for and against the use of L1 will be presented before the results of a survey of Japanese university students are presented, showing that even though many universities in Japan try to prohibit the use of L1 in L2 classrooms, learners are in support of dual language usage and find it beneficial to their learning journey

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright of Published Version (open access journal).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 01:16
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 01:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: translanguaging, L1 in L2 classrooms, EFL, education in Japan;
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)

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