Using L1 to Teach L2 Essay
Using L1 to teach L2
Table of contents
Introduction ______________________________________________ 4
Chapter 1. Theoretical Background ____________________________6
1.1 The communicative language teaching approach _______________6
1.2 Should we use L1 in the communicative language classroom?_____7
1.3 The existing mixed views of using L1 in CLT _________________9
1.31 When to use L1 in the foreign language classroom ____________11
1.32 When not to use L1 in the foreign language classroom _________15
Chapter 2. The Present Research ______________________________18
2.1 The Research Question __________________________________18
2.2 Method …show more content…
A crucial principle of the communicative approach is to use the target language as much as possible, and to avoid using the students' L1. However, in practice, L1 is used in many so called "communicative" foreign language classrooms. In the following section I discuss the question of using L1 in the communicative classroom.
1.2 Should we use L1 in the communicative language classroom?
Michael Swan (1985) states that the question of whether or not to use students’ first language (L1) in the