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L1 and L2 use in the Croatian YEFL classroom


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Vojnović, Ivana. (2014). L1 and L2 use in the Croatian YEFL classroom. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Medved-Krajnović, Marta].

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In the first chapter, a brief overview of literature is given on the topic of L1 in English Language Teaching - its role throughout history, its representation in different language teaching methods and approaches, and its use in the L2 classroom. In chapter two, the concept of ELL (early language learning) is presented and discussed, and chapter three presents the ELLiE (Early Language Learning in Europe) project. Part two of this thesis is the study itself. The aim of the study was to look into and analyse L1 use in the Croatian YEFL classroom, with the stress being on its quantity and functions, and see how it changes through a period of three school years (grades 1-3). Data was collected and later transcribed by researchers from the ELLiE study. The author of this paper then examined and analysed transcripts from two Croatian schools in order to see how they differed according to their L1 use when compared to each other. It was assumed that the amount of L1 use would keep decreasing in accordance with grade progression. The results of this study were somewhat surprising and overall very interesting to observe.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: mother tongue, L2/target language, ELL, L2/FL classroom, YEFL classroom
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Medved-Krajnović, Marta
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 09:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 09:18

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