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Volume 4 Number 1, Spring 2007, Pages 1-200   

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The Use of L1 Support: Teachers' and Students' Opinions and Practices in an indonesian Context

    Christine Manara

This paper aims to find out teachers' and students' opinions of the use of the mother tongue in the EFL classroom as opposed to the monolingual method which has been adopted in educational institutions in indonesia. The study also investigated the teachers' and students' decision making of when to use L1 in their teaching and learning activity in the classroom. The findings revealed that the majority of the teachers and students believe that English should be used to the fullest. Nonetheless, much as they desire to maintain the maximum use of English, the mother tongue is still present in their classroom practice in different settings.