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ERIC Number: ED525827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Factors of Code Switching among Bilingual English Students in the University Classroom: A Survey
Bista, Krishna
Online Submission, English for Specific Purposes World v9 n29 p1-19 2010
This study proposes to identify and evaluate the factors that affect code switching in the university classroom among 15 bilingual international students. The findings from the study conducted in a southern American university revealed that the primary factor of code switching in international classroom is incompetence in the second language. Other noted factors were: to maintain privacy; to make it easier to speak in their own language than to speak in English; to avoid misunderstanding; being unfamiliar with similar words in English. However, code switching can be a useful strategy in classroom interaction if the aim is to make meaning clear and to transfer the knowledge to students in an efficient way. Appended is a "Questionnaire on Code switching." (Contains 8 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; India; Nepal; South Korea