A STUDY OF CODE-SWITCHING USED BY AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN TEENAGERS’ EFL CLASS

Gloria Hede, Josefa J. Mardijono

Abstract


This study is aimed to analyze the types of code-switching used by the teacher and under what circumstances the switching occur to identify its function. Using qualitative approach, the writer did this study based on code-switching theory of Wardhaugh (2006) and classroom interaction of Walsh (2011). The findings revealed that the teacher used both types of code-switching, intra-sentential and inter-sentential switching. The function of the code-switching identified through the four features of classroom interaction were control of interaction to control the participation, content, procedure of the lesson; speech modification to clarify meaning, to ensure the students’ understanding; elicitation technique to elicit response for checking comprehension; repair to correct error directly or get the students to correct the errors. From this study, it could be concluded that the teacher used code-switching to make the learning process clearer, so the students would not get confused and would not have misunderstanding in the classroom.


Keywords


Code-switching, Inter-sentential, Intra-sentential, Function of code-switching

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References


Liu, J. (2010). Teachers’ Code-Switching to the L1 in EFL Classroom. The Open Applied Linguistics Journal, 3, 10-23.

Walsh, S. (2011). Exploring classroom discourse: language in action. London: Routledge.

Wardhaugh, R. (2006). An introduction to sociolinguistics (5th ed.). Oxford: Basil Blackwell.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/katakita.3.2.27-31

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