The use of L1 in Teaching English as a Second Language contexts is a ubiquitous but haphazard pedagogical practice in Sri Lanka. This thesis examines whether the use of L1 (Sinhala) could be validated across high, intermediate, and low learner proficiency levels in English. Sociolinguistically, the complex ontological and epistemological milieu of ESL in Sri Lanka granted this thesis an entree for scrutinizing the evolution of resistance to English in the undergraduate participants. The findings of pilot studies validated ...

The Judicious Integration of L1 in ESL Learning Contexts 2012, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783848434848

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