Exploring the Effect of Learners' Age Variation and Their Perceptions on the Responses about Mother Tongue Use in L2 Learning

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The purpose of the current study was to explore the effect of learners' age variation and their perceptions on the responses about mother tongue use in L2 learning at degree level. To find out an obvious understanding of this subject matter, the study focused on 577 L2 learners, for the sake of data collection questionnaire war used as a research tool. The data were analyzed through SPSS (statistical package for social sciences). Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, Analysis of variance (ANOVA), T-Test and Cronbach's alpha. The results of the study indicated that the undergraduate learners showed highly positive perceptions regarding the use of mother tongue in the L2 classroom. The majority of the undergraduate respondents preferred using mother tongue in certain situations for specific reasons such as while learning about grammar rules and its usage in the target language classroom, discussing course policies, attendance, and other administrative information, explaining some difficult concepts, to give directions about exams and in introducing the aim of the lesson, to discuss tests, quizzes, and other assignments appropriately.


1-Muhammad Ahsan
Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Noshaba Younus
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Riphah International University Faisalabad Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Muhammad Naeem
Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.


Learners, Teachers, Mother Tongue, Proficiency

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Published: 06 2020

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