L1 Use in L2 Academic Essays: A Study of L1 Arabic Writers’ Views

@inproceedings{Bacha2017L1UI,
  title={L1 Use in L2 Academic Essays: A Study of L1 Arabic Writers’ Views},
  author={Nahla Nola Bacha},
  year={2017}
}
Research findings indicate conflicting views as to interference from L1 rhetorical patterns in the essays written by students whose first language is not English. Essays are still considered important for required assignments and exams in institutions of higher learning, but the challenge for L1 Arabic students is to express their ideas clearly. Although there have been studies of the use of L1 in L2 writing, there are very few rigorous ones done on L1 Arabic texts in Lebanon and specifically… CONTINUE READING

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