On Attitudes to Teachers’ Code-switching in EFL Classes

Mingfa Yao


Code-switching is commonly viewed with suspicion in EFL classes. The present article is to investigate and show the teachers and students’ attitudes to code-switching (CS) used by teachers in EFL classes in China. A four-section 20-item questionnaire was developed and distributed to the students and teachers. The data from the questionnaire were tabulated, and frequencies and percentages were conducted by SPSS program. The results display that students have the similar opinions with the teachers in most of question items. This consistency suggests that teachers and students have a similar positive attitude to teachers’ code-switching in EFL classroom. However there are some discrepancies in attitudes between the two samples in some question items. These discrepancies suggest that the use of code-switching in EFL classroom should be adapting to the practical teaching.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v1n1p19

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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