The Application of Code Switching in Teaching English as a

Foreign Language at Secondary School Level:

Classroom Discourse


Abstract :

This paper investigates the application of code switching in teaching English as a foreign language as classroom discourse. The qualitative data was achieved through questionnaire

The sample of the study consisted of 40 high school students in which they were selected randomly. The collected data was analysed using SPSS program.

The findings of the study showed that, code –switching is a common phenomenon in teaching and learning
English as a foreign language at Ay’ primary and secondary Schools.

To switch from English into Arabic is mostly required in classrooms, besides the necessity to facilitate teaching- learning process it also saves time and efforts.

This study recommends that similar studies be conducted in other schools to obtain a clear and a complete picture of
code-switching (CS) and its use in school rooms.