THE EFFECT OF L1 IN IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) LEARNERS : CASE STUDY IN INDONESIA

Ownie, Sri Juriaty (2013) THE EFFECT OF L1 IN IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) LEARNERS : CASE STUDY IN INDONESIA. In: International Seminar on Language, Literature, and Culture, 5 May 2013, Medan.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the effect of using translation from Ll to L2 as a teaching technique on the improvement of EFL learners accuracy. To fulfill the objective of the study, 72 pre-intermediate learners were chosen by means of administering an achievement test. This test, which also functioned as the pre-test, was designed in a way that the participants who did not have familiarity with the four aimed structures of this study, i.e. Passive voice, Indirect reported speech, Conditional type 2, and Wish+ simple past, were identified. Based on the pretest, the experimental and comparison groups were formed. The experimental group underwent the treatment, i.e. translating Persian sentences into English using the newly learned structures. Nonetheless, the comparison group received the placebo-grammar exercises in the course book. Both groups were post tested through another achievement test. The results of the post-test-through t-test analysis--demonstrated that the experimental group outperformed the comparison group in terms of accuracy. It is concluded that to reinforce new structures teachers can use this technique.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Call Number: 420.071 Own e
Keywords: Accuracy; Focus on form; Translation
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and Practice)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Harly Christy Siagian
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 03:02
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/4857

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