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Sixth graders' opinion on the teacher's use of mother tongue (Slovene) in teaching English

Nika Zrilić (2019) Sixth graders' opinion on the teacher's use of mother tongue (Slovene) in teaching English. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    The discussion about the use of mother tongue in foreign language teaching is still ongoing. The biggest problem is that there are no quantity guidelines for the use of mother tongue in foreign language teaching. Teachers have to decide for themselves when, where and how often to use mother tongue. They usually decide based on the topic of the lesson and the students' level of comprehension. Students are mostly in favour of using mother tongue in foreign language teaching because they can participate better and understand more. They are also more relaxed and motivated during class. If students use more mother tongue than foreign language in foreign language teaching, that can pose a problem. The theoretical part of the thesis consists of the importance of mother tongue in foreign language teaching, the advantages and disadvantages and the examples of using mother tongue. I also listed and described some methods and approaches that mention the use of mother tongue and compared two foreign researches on this topic. In the practical part of the thesis I focused on the sixth graders' opinion on the teacher's use of mother tongue (Slovene) in teaching English. 152 students were included in the research. All of the students filled in a questionnaire that I had previously made. I also interviewed 9 students, who were chosen based on their final grades in English. The results have shown that the students and teachers often use Slovene in English class. Year 6 students agree with the use of Slovene because it helps them to better understand the topic of the lesson and the teacher. The most and least commonly listed reasons for the teacher's use of Slovene were explaining unknown words and oral examination. Students believe that the teacher's use of Slovene has a positive impact on their knowledge of English and their grade. The strategies students use when they don't understand the teacher are to guess what was said or to ask their classmates or the teacher for another explanation.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: teaching English, foreign language, mother tongue, Slovene, year 6
    Number of Pages: 68
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Mateja Dagarin FojkarMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12614473
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 6014
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 10:57
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 10:57
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/6014

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