Influence of L1 literacy in learning L2 on the students of secondary level in Bangladesh
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The research attempts to find out which methods does show that L 1 literacy actually helps to promote L2 literacy . The focus of the study would be writing as there are not much works available in writing . Moreover, writing plays vital role in determining both L1 and L2 literacy. Both the students ' and teachers ' opinions are important for the second language learning. The study of this paper is whether second language learners and teachers are benefited through L 1 in the process of second language learning and teaching (L2). To find whether Ll literacy does influence L2 , a survey was conducted in five Bangla Medium schools where questions related to the literacy skills were asked . These questions were prepared on the basis of the Central Research Questions . The survey included 150 students and five teachers. For accuracy of calculation , the number of students from each school are limited to 30. After analyzing the findings of the study, it was found that L1 literacy actually contributes to L2 literacy. The students and teachers believe that instructions given on both Bangla and English helps the L I learners to understand the directives of the target language. Therefore , it affects our language learning.