This study aims at examining the functions of 4 teachers’ and their students’ code-switching in tertiary-level EFL classrooms and the teachers’ perceptions of code-switching. Data were collected by video-recording of the lessons of each teacher once a week and the classes were video-recorded in a three-week period. After transcribing video recordings of their lessons, the data were analysed qualitatively by finding the code-switching functions of teachers and students and finding if there are any similarities and differences between novice and experienced teachers’ code-switching functions. Moreover, semi-structured interviews were also carried out with the teachers to get their perceptions of code-switching. Results of the study showed that teachers did not use code-switching most of the time in teaching, there were a few instances. Of these instances, some similarities and differences among teachers’ and students’ functions of code-switching, and also between novice and experienced teachers’ use of codeswitching in classroom discourse were detected. Furthermore, interviews revealed that what the teachers do in the classroom in terms of code-switching and their perceptions on code-switching matched. Based on the results, some implications were mentioned in terms of the use of L1 in language classes.
Bu çalışma üniversite düzeyinde İngilizcenin Yabancı Dil Olarak Öğretildiği sınıflarda derse giren 4 öğretim elemanı ve onların öğrencilerinin diller arası geçiş yapmalarını incelemeyi amaçlamaktadır. Çalışmanın verileri her öğretmenin sınıf etkileşimindeki söylemlerini haftada bir kere 3 hafta boyunca video kaydı yaparak toplanmıştır. Video kayıtları çözümlenmiştir. Veriler öğrenci ve öğretmenlerin diller arası geçiş yapma fonksiyonlarını bulmak üzere ve deneyimli ve deneyimsiz öğretim elemanları arasında diller arası geçiş yapma fonksiyonları arasında benzerlik ya da farklılıklar olup olmadığını bulmak üzere nicel olarak analiz edilmiştir. Ayrıca öğretmenlerin görüşlerini almak için yarı yapılandırılmış görüşmeler yapılmıştır. Çalışmanın sonuçları öğretim elemanları-öğrenciler ve deneyimli ve deneyimsiz öğretmenler arasında diller arası geçiş yapma fonksiyonları açısından benzerlik ve farklılıklar olduğunu ortaya çıkarmıştır. Sonuçlara dayanarak anadilin dil öğrenilen sınıflarda kullanımı ile ilgili bazı çıkarımlarda bulunulmuştur.
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