THE ROLE OF MOTHER TONGUE IN LEARNING ENGLISH AT THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (A Case Study of Government Degree College Batkhela, District Malakand)
Keywords:Mother Tongue, Function of Mother tongue (L1), The Direct method, GTM, L2
It is undeniable fact that mother tongue as a medium of instruction in L2 language teaching and learning is still important, relevant and should be investigated. The purpose of this study is to look into the role, and importance of the mother tongue in learning English at the intermediate level at Government Degree CollegeBatkhela Malakand Pakistan. It seeks to investigate the issue regarding the usage of mother tongue ineducational institutions. In this study, we have employed quantitative methods. This study found that English language teachers routinely interact with students in Pashto in English language lessons, which the students feel easy. Pashto is frequently used as a medium of instruction by English language teachers. Furthermore, the Grammar Translation Method is frequently used by teachers. Students have a positive attitude towards their tongue since their knowledge and learning background does not value the direct method of learning or excessive use of the Target language (English). Based on the findings, English language
teachers at Government Degree College Batkhela should teach students not only in English but also in their mother tongue more frequently. Certainly, the English language should be employed as a medium of instruction at the Inter level, but it is also vital to employ Pashto for the students' convenience. Furthermore, it is suggested that English language teachers must receive pre-service and in-service training in innovative ELT methodologies.
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