Prospective English Language Teachers’ Views on Translation Use in Foreign Language Teaching
The importance of using mother tongue and
translation in foreign language classrooms cannot be ignored and
translation can be utilized as a method in English Language Teaching
courses. There exist researches advocating or objecting to the use of
translation in foreign language learning but they all have a point in
common: Translation should be used as an aid to teaching, not an end
in itself. In this research, prospective English language teachers’
opinions about translation use and use of mother tongue in foreign
language teaching are investigated and according to the findings,
some explanations and recommendations are made.
 R. Popovic, “The place of translation in language teaching,”
 S. M. Al-Salman, “Global English and the role of translation,” The
Asian EFL Journal, vol. 9, no.4, pp 1-22, December 2007.
 S. Shiyab and M. Abdullateef, “Translation and foreign language
teaching”, Language and Translation, vol. 13, 2001, pp. 1-9.
 P. Liao, “EFL learners’ beliefs about and strategy use of translation in
English learning,” RELC Journal, vol. 37, no.2, pp. 191-215, August
 P. S. Dash, “English only (EO) in the classroom: Time for a reality
check?” Asian EFL Journal, vol. 4, issue 4, pp. 1-20, December 2003.
 M. J. Prince and R. M. Felder, “Inductive teaching and learning
methods: definitions, comparisons and research bases,” The Research
Journal for Engineering Education, vol. 95, pp. 123-138, April 2006.
 J. C. Richards, “The role of Vocabulary Teaching,” TESOL, vol.10,
no.1, 1976, pp.77-89.