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Language Interference: The Experience of the Yoruba Speaking Learner of French Language

Oyebolu, I.D & Olaoye. O.A, Volume 3 Issue 1, July 2022 Pages 94-102, Published: 2022-07-21


Language education has taken a new dimension with the globalization of education and the potential economic advantage it portends. Hence the insistence on learning new languages as early as possible and at as opportunity arises. However, language learning is not without its own peculiar challenges, one of which is the interference of languages in learners. This paper focuses on the challenges posed by language interference to the yoruba speaking learner of the French language. Drawing from experience in the field, the researchers highlight the different areas where interference occurs and proffer possible solutions. The paper also considers how external and internal factors may elicit language interference in learners