A Case Study of Arab Instructors’ Attitudes Toward Code Switching in English-Major University Classrooms

Alamri, Arwa (2016) A Case Study of Arab Instructors’ Attitudes Toward Code Switching in English-Major University Classrooms. Masters thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University.

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Abstract

This study explores Arab EFL instructors’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding CS when teaching EFL majors at the university level, their strategies for the use of Arabic, and the frequency with which CS occurs. The participants were 20 Arab EFL-majors instructors at three universities in Saudi Arabia. The data were collected through a Likert scale questionnaire and semi-structured follow-up interviews. The data results indicate that the participants perceive that CS can contribute to positive learning outcomes, create a comfortable atmosphere in the classroom, and facilitate interaction between teachers and their students. However, even the individual participants who support CS relatively strongly still remain committed to a systematic use of this practice that is noticeably limited only to what they perceive as reasonable functions that provide demonstrable classroom advantages.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: English Language
Divisions: Female College of Arts - Abha > English Language
Depositing User: ARWA AL-AMRI
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2017 18:03
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 18:03
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1518

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