Language Barrier And The Performance of Secondary School Students in EnglishLanguage in Katsina Metropolis

Nwabudike Christopher Eziafa, Ojoko E. A., George Anaso Nwaorah


This research work centres on Language Barrier and the Performance of Secondary School Students in English Language in Katsina Metropolis. The study identifies the causes of failure in English Language in secondary schools, the factors responsible for the inability of students to learn English language as a second language and the effect of mother tongue interference on the performance of students in English language in the study area. Data for this study  were collected through the use of structured questionnaires. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools. On the basis of the findings, the study suggested that English language teachers in secondary schools endeavour to avoid the use of vernacular in the teaching of English language. Also, well equipped libraries and other necessary materials that would assist the students in learning English language should be provided in all the secondary schools by the government.



Language barrier, performance, mother tongue, interference, vernacular

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