Sunday, October 19, 2008
Minimizing the using L1 in L2 class
All L2 learners want to study optimally inside and outside class in order to boost their achievement in mastering the language. But on the other side, some of them are too easy to give up when they face a problem in transmitting their ideas in L2 and directly use L1 to complete the mission instead of using the target language.
As a matter of fact, this action will halt the process of understanding the L2 because the learners put their mindset back to their mother language.
It's really necessary to keep working on using L2 in delivering the ideas, and learners still can try to explain their points by paraphrasing or expressing the same idea with different sentences.
Only by doing this way, learners can help them self to be able to reach their point, which is mastering the target language.
All the best,