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An exploration of teachers’ code switching: The case of English language classroom

ABSTRACT: The linguistic phenomenon of using two languages by switching between them is universal in multilingual situation. Code-switching takes place when two bilingual speakers are busy in interacting with each other. Most commonly, such individuals are not consciously aware of the fact that they are involved in such linguistic phenomenon. The same happens to teachers as they switch the code while teaching English in the classroom and the reason for this code-switching maybe that English has an important status in Pakistan. However, it serves a very conspicuous social function too. This study highlights on how code-switching assists in second language learning. A Quantitative study based on survey data was conducted to observe the effect of code-switching on the language learning process. In this investigation questionnaire was a major tool.………….

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