Studies Related to Own Language (L1) Use in ELT from 2000 to 2018

Sarıçoban A., Tunaz M., Muyan E.

in: Research Trends in English Language Teacher Education and English Language Teaching, Gonca Yangın Ekşi,Luis Guerra,Dorota Werbińska,Yasemin Bayyurt, Editor, University of Évora, Evora, pp.421-432, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Other Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: University of Évora
  • City: Evora
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-432
  • Editors: Gonca Yangın Ekşi,Luis Guerra,Dorota Werbińska,Yasemin Bayyurt, Editor
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This article reviews 20 studies related to own language use in English language teaching and language teacher education. Thus, it investigates the studies published in nine prestigious journals from 2000 to 2018, and groups them under three categories: topic, method, and findings. As a result, this principled review indicates that (1) own language use is beneficial for general language learners and for teacher education programs, and (2) the number of mix-method studies are much higher than single-method studies.