IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(1): 15-19 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.4

How to Prevent Students’ Code-Switching during Group Work

Bircan Özdemir
Abstract—Group work is one of the most favorable techniques in communicative language teaching. In an EFL setting, it is the one that learners have to depend on in order to use the language functionally and meaningfully. Therefore, language teachers have to make sure it serves its purpose. One of the obstacles that decrease usefulness of this activity is code-switching. This action research is concerned with students’ use of first language during pair and group work in an EFL setting at Hacettepe University, Turkey. It aims to test the effectiveness of some strategies that are used to prevent code-switching.

Index Terms—Code-switching, EFL, group work, pair work, Turkey.

Bircan Özdemir is with the School of Foreign Languages, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: bircan@hacettepe.edu.tr).

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Cite:Bircan Özdemir, "How to Prevent Students’ Code-Switching during Group Work," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 15-19, 2015.

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