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L1 in EFL Context in Oman Colleges Mr. Elliot Dube: Al Mussanah College of Technology (Oman) Dr Berrington Ntombela: Caledonian College of Engineering.

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1 L1 in EFL Context in Oman Colleges Mr. Elliot Dube: Al Mussanah College of Technology (Oman) Dr Berrington Ntombela: Caledonian College of Engineering (Oman)

2 EFL vs ESL Context EFL: Monolingual class – common L1 ESL: Multilingual class – English medium of communication

3 Two approaches Monolingual approach: ‘English only’ policy. Bilingual approach: Use of students’ L1 in an English lesson.

4 Teachers’ views, attitudes and assumptions Yes NASNESSOL Do you understand students’ L1?100%25%29% Can you speak students’ L1?100%25%21% Do you ever use students’ L1 in an English lesson?90%31%25% Do students ever use their L1 in your class?90%63%88%

5 Teachers’ views, attitudes and assumptions AlwaysSometimesNever NAS%NES%SOL%NAS%NES%SOL%NAS%NES%SOL% How often do you use students’ L1? Do you ever greet students in your class in their L1? Do you ever explain grammar in students’ L1? Do you ever teach vocab. in students’ L1? Do you ever give instructions in students’ L1?

6 Teachers’ views, attitudes and assumptions Strongly agreeAgreeI don’t knowDisagreeStrongly disagree NASNESSOLNASNESSOLNASNESSOLNASNESSOLNASNESSOL L1 facilit ates unde rstan ding L1 slow s acqu isitio n L1 is additi onal input L1 esta blish es rapp ort L1 depri ves stud ents

7 Students’ views, attitudes and assumptions

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11 Conclusions: Teachers’ views, attitudes and assumptions Context typically EFL. L1 features in English lessons. L1 a facilitative role. L1 slows acquisition. L1 additional input – many uncertain. L1 & rapport – split opinions. L1 deprives students.

12 Conclusions: Students’ views, attitudes and assumptions English spoken mostly to teachers. Most teachers use English only – Arabic features as well. Use Arabic mostly for vocabulary and least for Grammar and instructions. ‘English only’ policy favoured, however Arabic speeds up understanding.


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