Students’ Attitudes to Teachers’ Code -Switching at Undergraduate Level in Pakistan

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The study investigates attitudes of social and natural science students towards the practice of code switching by respective teachers at undergraduate level. For this purpose, Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT) is applied. An adapted questionnaire of El-Fiki (1999) focused the advantages, disadvantages and CS practice as a helping tool in teaching methodology. The statistical results show a variation in the students’ attitudes based on gender, program and academic background. Furthermore, the results show that the students favor CS as it enhances the comprehension level of the students regarding the subject, they are enrolled in. The study concludes that teachers’ codeswitching proves helpful in achieving the academic goals.


1-Summaira Aziz
MPhil. Research Scholar, Deparmtent of Humanities, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Fasih Ahmed
Head, Department of Humanities, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

3-Momel Shehnaz
Junior Research Fellow, Humanity Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Code - Switching, Attitudes, Education, Social Science, Natural Science

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II - I

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Published: Dec 2017

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