The Role of Native Language in The Teaching of The FL Grammar

Huseyin Demir

Abstract


The article is dedicated to the problem of L1 application in the process of L2 grammar teaching, its advantages and disadvantages. The goal of both the analysis of literature on the topic and the survey held with International Black Sea University Prep Program 41 students (aged 17-19) and 12 teachers who have taught grammar is to find out whether L1 can be used in a beneficial way in the process of language teaching. It is suggested that probably, the question can be put differently, not “to use or not to use”, but “if to use, how much, when and how”.

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