First Language instruction for "Beginners"

Susan and group:                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Is there still a need to discuss L1 in the classroom?                                                                                                                                                                         In my opinion, beginning English learners, who know little or no English, need instruction in their native languages during a transition period to English Only classes. The use of L1 would increase student interest in learning English. But perhaps EO is still the practice in classes for beginning students. If so, let's have a discussion.