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Verifying the Efficacy of Translation as a Teaching Technique from EFL Teachers’ Perspective (Published)

The present paper aimed to shed light on L2 teachers’ perspectives on the use of translation in English language teaching (TILT) as a technique in (FL) setting. The related literature reviewed gave evidence that translation has a dynamic role in the EFL setting, and it contributed effectively in reducing language obstacles, motivating better communication, and evolving linguistic competence. The statistical analysis of the questionnaire revealed that there was a higher tendency among the teachers to use translation as an effective tool in L2 teaching. The respondents highly appreciated the effective role of (TILT) in the L2 environment since it increases learners’ awareness of the FL, encourages them to overcome difficulties in the L2. Likewise, they admitted that (TILT) in (L2) setting is a supportive and effective technique and sometimes necessary but it should be used rationally to avoid its pitfalls.

Keywords: L1, L2, acquisition; EFL, teaching technique; teachers' perspective, translation