Influence of L1 on L2 in speaking English of the students of intermediate level
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Many researchers have been working on interference of mother tongue on language learning. However, there are few works on pronunciation and fluency problems in speaking English. This paper will look for how mother tongue influences second language learning. Many intermediate level learners have problems in L2 speaking. They may have problems in pronunciation, vocabularies and even in fluency. This paper examines learners' speaking problems in depth. It also examines how their fluency in speaking gets affected by mother tongue influence. The results of this study help language teachers to identify students' speaking problems and give the teachers a right track to work on those problematical areas. Since the researcher is working on intermediate level students, she has done her survey on different private universities. The researcher was applying quantitative method. She has done her survey in informal way. She turns all the responses of teachers and students into percentage for better understanding. According to the students and teachers responses, the results show that some students have problems in /s/ and f/ and majority of the students faces problems in lzl and ld3l sounds. Many students have problems in fluency because of recalling appropriate words and mental translation. Teachers are working on students' speaking problems but they do not know the proper problem. Therefore, this paper helps both students and teachers to know problematic areas of speaking and show the path to work on properly on students' learning speaking English.