Due to the place of English language in Nigeria, the poor performance of students in the use of the language is definitely an issue of national concern. Therefore, the study was designed to explore the perception of teachers on the influence of mother tongue interference on the secondary school students’ academic performance in English language.
The subjects for the study consist of fifty teachers from twenty secondary schools in Ibadan South East Local Government Area of Oyo State. Questionnaires were given to the teachers to elicit information on the interference of mother tongue on learning of English language.
The findings from the study indicates that language interference features usually show up in the learners’ pronunciation of English words, the use of stress, intonation and general accents. They also show up in grammatical construction, in the choice of some words and expression and so on.
We, then conclude that, not many learner’s of English language as a second language can overcome or totally avoid manifestation and interference in their use of English.
Based on the findings above, it was thus recommended that the three factors that determine the level of interference which are the level of immersion of the individual, the level of the individual’s education and the individual’s oral English education exposure should be well taken care of in every student. Students should be made to realize their deficiencies in the use of English Language. English Language teachers should also update their knowledge regularly to understand the peculiar areas which they or the students have problems in the teaching and learning of English language as a result of mother tongue interference.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Statement of the Problems
Purpose of the Study
Scope of the Study
Operational Definition of Terms
Significance of the Study
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Status of English language in the Senior Secondary School Curriculum
Effects of Bilingualism and English Proficiency of Secondary School students in Ibadan
Overview of Linguistic Interference of English Language with Nigerian Languages
Phonological Interference and Implication for L2 Learning
Grammatical Interference and Implication for L2 Learning
Morpho-syntactic Features of Nigerian English
Appraisal of the Reviewed Literature
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOLOGY
Population, Sample and Sampling Techniques
Procedure for Data Collection
Procedure for Data Analysis
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANAYSIS AND RESULTS
Analysis of Demographic Information
Data Analysis and Findings
Summary of Findings
CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Discussion of Findings
Suggestion for further Studies
Frontiers, E. & Tosin, D (2021). Perception of Teachers on the Influence Of Mother Tongue Interference on Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in English Language in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-teachers-on-the-influence-of-mother-tongue-interference-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-english-language-in-ibadan-oyo-state-nigeria
Frontiers, Edu, and DADA Tosin "Perception of Teachers on the Influence Of Mother Tongue Interference on Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in English Language in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria." Afribary. Afribary, 24 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-teachers-on-the-influence-of-mother-tongue-interference-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-english-language-in-ibadan-oyo-state-nigeria. Accessed 06 Jul. 2022.
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Frontiers, Edu and Tosin, DADA . "Perception of Teachers on the Influence Of Mother Tongue Interference on Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in English Language in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/perception-of-teachers-on-the-influence-of-mother-tongue-interference-on-secondary-school-students-academic-performance-in-english-language-in-ibadan-oyo-state-nigeria