To Switch or Not to Switch: Examine the Code-switching Practices of Teachers of Non-English Majors

Qing XU


The paper analyzes the factors of teachers’ English/Chinese code-switching in EFL teaching for non-English majors. It also interprets the collected data so as to raise EFL teachers’ awareness of their actual use of code-switching in classroom and help them develop an appropriate attitude towards its role in EFL teaching.Key words: code-switching; function; classroom discourse; EFL teachers

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