The role of the mother tongue in second language learning.
Mother Tongue refers to “first-language-first” education that is, schooling which begins in the mother tongue and transitions to additional languages particularly Filipino and English. It is meant to address the high functional illiteracy of Filipinos where language plays a significant factor.
Relevance of Mother Tongue in Second Language Acquisition Mother Tongue (MT) is highly important in creating a foundation for some languages and the manner in which they are developed. The impact of MT on language development is brought by interaction with family members such as parents who create the foundation of the manner in which their children communicate (Kormos, 2014).
Second Language Learning and Mother Tongue Influences. Before understanding what mother tongue influences refers to it would be helpful to know. How Second Language Learning Takes Place? To start with it depends on reasons for learning a second language e.g. why do you want to learn language other than your mother tongue.? Language learning is a creative yet so subtle process that we don’t.
Whatever be our mother tongue we have to accept it. It is no doubt that man expresses his hidden feelings in his mother tongue. To satisfy the objectives of learning one has to use his mother tongue also. Because without grasping the meaning of what one is studying one cannot learn it. We understand and think in our mother tongue.
In 2009, the Department of Education (DepEd) recognized the benefits of teaching children using their mother tongue or first language. Local and international research has found that children learn to speak, read, and write more quickly in their first language, and can pick up a second and third language more easily if taught in their first language. In the same way, they acquire other.
Your mother tongue, also known as first language or native language, is the language you grow up speaking at home. Most people have one native language and may acquire second languages at various levels of fluency. A first language (also native language, mother tongue, arterial language, or L1) is the language or are the languages a person has learned from birth or within the critical period.
Mother-tongue education might also actually make the acquisition of a second language easier. Earlier this year, during a talk on the topic at the he African EduWeek conference, an associate professor of the City University of New York, Immaculee Harushimana, said that, “The acquisition of language becomes easier when literacy in the home language has been achieved.”.