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Ahmad M, Farukh D A, Abbas Ismail M K. Use of L1 to Support Learning at Graduation Level. MJLTM 2018; 8 (6) :235-243
URL: http://mjltm.org/article-1-206-en.html
SSE English, Government High School, Hujra Shah Muqeem, Okara (Pakistan)
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This study focuses on the need of bilingualism for better understanding and superior learning of arts and science subjects. For, bilingualism could be utilized for lecture delivery, question answering, class presentation, written examination and enhancement of language skills and learning of English as a second language. The sample of study involves 140 graduation level (Grade-15) students, including 70 female and 70 male students belonging to peripheral rural and urban areas, enrolled at a public sector university located in the central Punjab, Pakistan in chemistry, computer, education and mathematics programs. The data was collected through a questionnaire using the Likert scale. Minitab (Version 17) was used to perform a comparison analysis among the responses of the participants. The comparison was made using Tukey's test. Results of the study show that the majority of students appreciate and recommend bilingualism in teaching. The results of the study also show that the students find it difficult to be taught in English language. Therefore, they are in favour of the use of L1/local/regional languages for instruction and examination purpose. The results of the study suggested the use of bilingualism at graduation level for teaching and examining of arts and science subjects.
Keywords: Bilingualism, Medium of instruction, Teaching of English, Teaching of science, Use of L1 to support learning
Muhammad Ahmad1, Dr. Ammara Farukh2 and Muhammad Kamran Abbas Ismail3
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2018/08/25 | Accepted: 2018/08/25 | Published: 2018/08/25

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