Assessing the Influences of Mother Tongue on English Language During Group Discussion: Bachira Secondary School in Grade Ten (10) in Focus

Handebo Hankore


The main aim of this study was to assess influence of mother tongue on English Language during group discussion. The informants of the study were in students and teachers at Bachira secondary school.  The researcher selected 25 students who were randomly selected and two English language teachers who were selected purposively. The researcher used questionnaire and interview in order to collect relevant data from the respondents. The researcher used statistic and thematic analysis of data in order to analyze the collected data from the respondents. The result of the study indicated that the lack of confident and lack of knowledge of the target language where the most influential factors for student to use their mother tongue in group discussion at Bachira secondary school. Thus, to minimize these problems it is recommended that teachers should strive to improve students’ confidence in group discussion.

Keywords: English,  Mother tongue, target language

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/11-5-04

Publication date:March 31st 2021

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