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An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations February
Learning English as a second language (L2), in our context, is sometimes characterised by the students' use of their first language (L1) as a facilitating means for effective communication in the classroom. This indicates that the influence of L1 on the learning of L2 is not only an inevitable phenomenon, but also an important aspect that must be taken into consideration. The belief that L1 is a significant factor influencing the acquistion of a second language dates back to the 1950s whenfatcat:kilwg5qvqncrjdd3ej5lhxeibe