Language transfer as a communication strategy and a language learning strategy in a Malaysian ESL classroom.
Paramasivam, Shamala (2009) Language transfer as a communication strategy and a language learning strategy in a Malaysian ESL classroom. Asian EFL Journal, 11 (1). pp. 192-229. ISSN 1738-1460
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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.
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