This research work investigates the impact of the mother tongue Ikwerre on the learning … This paper attempts to address this problem by asking: What is the impact of the mother tongue on learning English as a foreign language? 3 No. Objectives of the study The objectives of this study are to: 1. investigate the effectiveness of the mother tongue as a language of instruction on learning abilities of pre-school age children; 2. examine the difference in the impact of the mother tongue as a language of instruction on the learning abilities of male and female pre-school children. Lastly, it could also be because of lack of exposure to English. The study is designed to examine the influence of mother tongue on Students performance in English language in Junior School Certificate Examination. Throughout the history of English language teaching and second language acquisition, For example, immigrants iv ABSTRACT This study sought to find out the influence of use of mother tongue on students’ performance of English in KCSE in Gatundu District, Kiambu County, Kenya. Language is a method of communicating ideas, emotions and desires by means of a system of arbitrarily produced symbols for physiological as well as psychological survival. European Journal of English Language, Linguistics and Literature Vol. In order to answer this question, I conducted a study following the steps described below. Learning at a later stage makes it difficult because by then child has already internalised the sounds of his/her mother tongue and applies the same to English, this is where the problem starts. Chinese immigrants do not speak the same language depending upon the region they come from, they speak different dialects and language. The Influence of the Mother Tongue in Learning English ‘Pengaruh Bahasa Ibu dalam Mempelajari Bahasa Inggris’ Eva Tuckyta Sari Sujatna I. Pengantar Kurikulum Nasional telah memasukkan mata pelajaran bahasa Inggris sebagai salah satu mata pelajaran yang wajib diikuti oleh para siswa sejak di to mother tongue interference. Keywords: Mother tongue, English learning, chi-square Introduction The mother tongue is the greatest asset people bring to the task of foreign language learning and provides Language Acquisition Support System. KEYWORDS: Bilingualism, Mother Tongue, Second Language, Learning, Direct Method, GTM Method INTRODUCTION In the process of teaching a foreign language, the teacher’s use of mother tongue can influence the learner’s acquisition of the target language. Chinese immigrants’ mother tongues have many influences that are related to their English learning process. Several factors affect the learning and proficiency of a second language and among them is the culture, age, environment, method of acquisition, nature and structure of the first language and the amounts of efforts invested. Effects of Mother Tongue Influence shows that no mother tongue has particular influence in the process of learning English language. 2, 2016 ISSN 2059-2027 ISSN 2059-2027 Progressive Academic Publishing, UK Page 46 The present study examines the influence of mother tongue over learning a foreign language. In a multilingual Indian Society, where English acts as a second language, our