Factors of Code-Switching among Instructors and Students in the University Classroom: A Case Study of the IAU

  • Mutaz Mohammad Alkhresheh

Abstract

This paper sought to explore the code-switching factors among Arab teachers and students at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia in a preparatory year. The aim was to explore the reasons and attitudes of using the mother-tongue (Arabic) by both students and instructors in the English classroom.  The collection of data was through questionnaires covering the view of students Based on their English proficiency levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced), and Arab instructors teaching English. Findings indicated that the use of the mother tongue (Arabic) for both students and instructors can be a helpful tool in the learning process with little variations to explain difficult vocabulary and new ideas, to increase students’ comprehension, and to convey social information for more effective learning.

Published
2020-06-06