TITLE

Language Transfer as a Communication Strategy and a Language Learning Strategy in a Malaysian ESL Classroom

AUTHOR(S)
Paramasivam, Shamala
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Asian EFL Journal;Mar2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p192
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper reports on the use of language transfer as a type of communication strategy and language learning strategy drawing on a variety of oral interaction activities from a Malaysian classroom for English as a second language. The study provides insights into not only how the learners' first language functions as a strategy for communication but also how it can enhance second language learning by way of helping learners expand their second language repertoire and increase their automatization of second language items.
ACCESSION #
37324701

 

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