The influence of Differences between British English and American English on Sudanese English Language Learners (Published)
This study aims to investigate the differences between British and American English in some different levels and aspects regarding (semantics, syntax, and phonology). Also, the paper attempts to reveal the problems which may face English language learners who do not use it as a first language, especially Sudanese English language learners.The theoretical framework of the study consists of many studies previously conducted in the field of the study. The results and findings assume that there are some differences between American and British English in some language levels and aspects, which may cause many problems for those who use the English Language as a second or a foreign language. The study includes some recommendations which may be beneficial in solving the problems which the Sudanese ESL /EFL learners encounter as a result of these differences.
In Foreign language class, Target Language should be the primary vehicle of communication but L1 (first language) has an important role to play in the Foreign language (FL) or Second language (L2) classroom. In Foreign Language Class most of the teachers have been using First Language for a long time and do not question the reasons behind using it. The study focuses on identifying the reasons of using mother tongue, benefits of using it and disadvantages of using it. Qualitative method has been used for data collection. I hope, the result of this study will help the language teachers to know about the reasons of their conscious or unconscious use of L1 use. By knowing the reasons of using first language in Foreign Language classes’ teachers may modify their classroom management to reduce the frequency for first language use and use mother tongue as an essential tool.