The Influence of Mother Tongue On Learners' Performance in Written English at Primary Level: A Case Study of Kakira Town Council, Jinja District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL ...................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION .................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ................................................................................... iv

LIST OF TABLES ........................................................................................... viii

ABSTRACT ..................................................................................................... ix

ACRONYMS .................................................................................................... X

CHAPTER ONE ............................................................................................. 1

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................. 1

1.1 Background of the study ........................................................................... 1

1. 2 Statement of the Problem ......................................................................... 2

1.3 General Objective ..................................................................................... 2

1.4 Specific Objectives .................................................................................... 2

1.5 Research Questions .................................................................................. 2

1.6 Scope of the Study ................................................................................... 3

1.7 Significance .............................................................................................. 3

CHAPTER TWO ............................................................................................ 5

Literature Review ........................................................................................... 5

2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................. 5

2.1 Theoretical basis for the study ................................................................... 5

2.2 Language Writing ..................................................................................... 8

2.2.1 Some other acceptable rules ................................................................. 10

2.3 Factors Affecting Writing ......................................................................... 10

2.4 Effects of Mother Tongue in Written English ............................................. 11

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CHAPTER THREE ....................................................................................... 13

Methodology ................................................................................................ 13

3.0 Introduction ........................................................................................... 13

3.1 Research Design ..................................................................................... 13

3.2 Study Area and Population ...................................................................... 13

3.3 Sample framework .................................................................................. 14

3.3.1 Sample Size ......................................................................................... 14

3.3.2 Sampling technique and Procedure ....................................................... 14

3.4 Methods ................................................................................................. 14

3.4.1 Instruments Used for Data Collection .......... .......................................... 14

3. 4.2 Sources of daliJ .................................................................................... 15

3.6 Data Analysis .......................................................................................... 15

3.7 Ethical Consideration ............................................................................... 16

3.8 Limitations ............................................................................................. 16

3.9 Delimitations ....................................................................................... ... 16

CHAPTER FOUR ......................................................................................... IS

Data Presentation/ Analysis and Interpretation ............................................... 18

4.1 Introduction ........................................................................................... 18

4.2 Demographic Characteristics of Respondents ............................................ 18

4.3 Analysis and Interpretation of Data for Hypothesis One ............................. 18

4.4 Discussion of Results .............................................................................. 20

General Findings .......................................................................................... 20

CHAPTER FIVE .......................................................................................... 23

Summary/ Recommendation and Conclusion .................................................. 23

5.0 Introduction ........................................................................................... 23

5.1 Summary ............................................................................................... 23

5.2 Conclusion ............................................................................................. 23

5.3 Recommendations .................................................................................. 24

VI

REFERENCES ............................................................................................... 26

APPENDICES ................................................................................................ 28

APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TEACHERS ............................................. 28

APPENDIX B: BUDGET .................................................................................. 29

APPENDIX C: WORKPLAN ............................................................................. 30  

ABSTRACT This research is about the influence of mother tongue on learners' performance in written English at primary level: a case study of Kakira Town Council, Jinja district. It was guided by three objectives; establish how mother tongue affects the performance of learners in written English in Kakira Town Council, to find out the effects of mother tongue on the performance of learners in written English in Kakira Town Council primary schools and to analyse the strategies to minimize mother tongue affects on the performance in English in Kakira Town Council primary schools. The study was carried from July to September 2011, it was descriptive where a sample of 50 respondents and the data collected was processed and recommendations were made and conclusion drawn. It was found out that there is a very big significant relationship between mother tongue interference and learners' performance in written English at primary level. Lusoga was found to be having an impact on learner's performance in English

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ANGOSTAR, W (2022). The Influence of Mother Tongue On Learners' Performance in Written English at Primary Level: A Case Study of Kakira Town Council, Jinja District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-mother-tongue-on-learners-performance-in-written-english-at-primary-level-a-case-study-of-kakira-town-council-jinja-district

MLA 8th

ANGOSTAR, WANIBA "The Influence of Mother Tongue On Learners' Performance in Written English at Primary Level: A Case Study of Kakira Town Council, Jinja District" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-mother-tongue-on-learners-performance-in-written-english-at-primary-level-a-case-study-of-kakira-town-council-jinja-district. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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ANGOSTAR, WANIBA . "The Influence of Mother Tongue On Learners' Performance in Written English at Primary Level: A Case Study of Kakira Town Council, Jinja District". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-mother-tongue-on-learners-performance-in-written-english-at-primary-level-a-case-study-of-kakira-town-council-jinja-district >.

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ANGOSTAR, WANIBA . "The Influence of Mother Tongue On Learners' Performance in Written English at Primary Level: A Case Study of Kakira Town Council, Jinja District" Afribary (2022). Accessed November 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-mother-tongue-on-learners-performance-in-written-english-at-primary-level-a-case-study-of-kakira-town-council-jinja-district