A study of code-switching in four Swedish EFL-classrooms

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Publication Student thesis
Title A study of code-switching in four Swedish EFL-classrooms
Author(s) Jakobsson, Christoffer ; Rydén, Henrik
Date 2010
English abstract
This dissertation aims to investigate when and why code-switching occurs and the attitudes towards code-switching among teachers and students in four EFL classrooms in two mediumsized secondary schools. To be able to reach the goals set forth for this study we used classroom observations, student questionnaires and teacher interviews. We managed to get the cooperation of four teachers and four classes of students, two classes of eight graders and two classes of ninth graders. The previous research on the subject of code-switching has shown both positive and negative sides of its use and existence. Although extensive research has been done on the subject it is far from complete and there are still many interesting aspects left to investigate. The results presented in this study and the opinions raised by the participating teachers and students are in line with the already given results. Our conclusions are that the use of code-switching can be both beneficial and negative in learning/teaching situations.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Lärarutbildningen
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Code-switching
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
target language
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9576 (link to this page)

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