Code switching in the language classroom. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Attieh, Nicole Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-19T08:24:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-19T08:24:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-19
dc.date.submitted 2014-11-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1964
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-77). en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is a study dealing with code switching in the beginner Spanish classroom. The aim of the study was to explore teachers’ attitudes and practices regarding the use of code switching in beginner Spanish classes in Lebanon. The study attempted to explore the benefits of the use of the students’ native language in beginner Spanish courses in different contexts in Lebanon. It also explored on a small scale the students’ attitudes on code switching, as this provided a more holistic understanding on the subject. Twelve teachers from different nationalities teaching at different educational institutes in Lebanon were randomly chosen. All of them were interviewed and were asked to fill in a questionnaire. Four of them were observed while teaching. The results of the study supported the current research that encourages the use of the native language when needed in the beginner language classroom as a tool to enhance the process of teaching and learning. The study also supported previous findings that state that code switching must not be considered as a fault of the teacher but rather a strategy that must be carefully employed; and that code switching should be allowed when necessary with some learners and in certain learning situations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Code switching (Linguistics) -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Spanish language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Education, Bilingual -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Spanish teachers -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Code switching in the language classroom. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Teachers' attitude and practices in beginner Spanish classes en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200602946 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nahla Nola Bacha
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 88 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Code switching en_US
dc.keywords L1 en_US
dc.keywords L2 en_US
dc.keywords Monoligual approach en_US
dc.keywords Bilingual approach en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.39 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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