International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Use of L1/ L2 in EFL Classroom in Multilingual Context: Learners Perspective
Zarghona Bibi, Salman Khan, Muhammad Rehan

The study aims to inspect the perceptions of learners about the use of L1/L2 in EFL classroom as a useful strategy in the multilingual context of Quetta, Balochistan. The participants of the research were undergraduate EFL learners having multilingual backgrounds. Mixed method was used for data collection. For analysis of the data, descriptive statistics and thematic statistics were used. The findings of the study revealed that the use of L1/L2 in EFL classroom in a multilingual context is a useful strategy for language learning, as it helps the learners in understanding the content, concepts, and terminologies of target language. The results revealed that in the globalized world, switching from the target language to L1 or regional languages, especially in a multilingual and multicultural classroom, is inevitable. The findings of the study suggested that L1 in EFL classroom should not be prohibited if it is used according to classroom requirement.

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