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Volume 168, 20232023 International Conference on Language, Innovative Education and Cultural Communication (CLEC 2023)
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|18 May 2023
L1 As a Tool For Reducing the Affective Filter
1 The University of New South Wales, School of Education, High St Kensington NSW 2052, Australia
2 Zhengzhou University, School of Foreign Language and International Studies, 157 Kexue Avenue, Henan Province 450001
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The utilization of the first language (L1) as an instructional tool in second language (L2) classrooms has sparked an intense debate in the realm of language education. This essay aims to delve further into the multifaceted discourse surrounding the use of L1 in L2 classrooms, particularly within the context of adult English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) teaching. To provide comprehensive insights into the implementation of L1 in L2 classrooms, the essay draws upon examples from the authors’ pedagogical experiences, encompassing roughly 33 hours of ESL instruction within an agency affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, United States. Furthermore, this essay employs relevant theories from the three primary fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which include second language development, language use, and language pedagogy. By synthesizing these theories and exemplars, this essay aims to shed light on the intricate nuances of utilizing L1 as an instructional tool in L2 classrooms, and ultimately to inform and enhance pedagogical practices in the field of ESL/EFL instruction.
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