Proceedings of the 2018 6th International Education, Economics, Social Science, Arts, Sports and Management Engineering Conference (IEESASM 2018)

Evaluating the Use of Chinese at English Classrooms in Chinese Undergraduate Education Level

Authors
Lu Jin, Boyun Wen
Corresponding Author
Lu Jin
Available Online January 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ieesasm-18.2019.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
the use of first language (L1), target language (TL), proficiency level, attitudes, second language (L2).
Abstract
Whether the use of learners’ first language should be included or excluded from the EFL class has been discussed by many EFL researchers. However, learners may have different attitudes to the use of L1 in English classes due to their various learning purposes and proficiency levels. Meanwhile, learners’ attitudes could affect teachers’ selections of using first language in their teaching process. Therefore, this research wants to see teachers’ beliefs on using Chinese in their English teaching process. This research showed that teachers have different attitudes on the use of Chinese in English classes mainly because of their students’ proficiency level. In the meantime, this research attempt to illustrate the use of L1 could not impede learners’ exposure to L2; by contrast, L1 plays the positive role in developing learners’ language skills to a great extent.
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