The Use of L1 by Jordanian EFL Teachers in their English Classes: (A Case Study)

Mohammad M Al Hishoush


This study aims at investigating the use of L1 (Arabic) by Jordanian EFL teachers in their English classes. A checklist that included 10 items was used to compute the frequencies of L1 usage in the EFL classes in Jordan. These items represent common areas where L1 is usually used in an EFL class. This instrument was implemented in 20 lessons presented by a sample of 20 male and female teachers in the region who were selected randomly from a population of 93 teachers, which is the overall number of English teachers in the South Ghour, a small town in the South of Jordan.

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