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

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

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AuthorBartlett, Kevin Alan
Journal TitleKwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review
Journal Citation22, pp. 71-80
Number of Pages10
Year2017
Place of PublicationNishinomiya, Japan
Abstract

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

Keywordstranslanguaging, L1 in L2 classrooms, EFL, education in Japan;
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390108. LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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