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THE USAGE OF CODE-SWITCHING IN ESL CLASSROOM. Teachers Questi !!

aire Please fill in the fields below and by ticking (/) the suitable options or typing in your response. I. Personal Background 1. 2. #. Gender ge group cade'ic (e&el M 2! " #! #$ " %! %$ and abo&e )iplo'a )egree *thers+ (please specify) 1"! $ " 1. 11 " 1! 1$ and abo&e F / /

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II. Guidance 4n second language classes6 so'eti'es teachers 'ay shift fro' one language to another (e.g. fro' 7nglish to Malay) in their teaching. -his pheno'enon is called code5switching (8/) which refers to the alternate use of the first language and the target language.

8hoose the suitable answer(s) by typing your option(s) in the right colu'n and type your answer in the space pro&ided for the last 9uestion. III. Questions 1. 2. #. %. :ow often do you use Malay in the 7/( class; . always <. so'eti'es 8. occassionally ). ne&er re you conscious of Malay switching in the 7/( class; . ,es6 always. <. ,es6 so'eti'es. 8. ,es6 occassionally. ). 0o6 ne&er. =hat>s your attitude towards the use of Malay in the 7/( class; ) <

. e?tre'ely agree <. agree 8. do not care ). disagree )o you think 8/ to Malay is an efficient strategy of learning and < teaching 7nglish; . ,es. <. 0o. :ow does 8/ to Malay influence the 7/( class; <

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. greatly beneficial <. beneficial 8. no influence ). har'ful =hich of the following is the pattern of 8/ to Malay you use 'ost in the /< 7/( class; (You may give more than one choice) . intra5sentential 8/ (it occurs at a clause or sentence boundary.) <. inter5sentential 8/ (it takes place within the clause or sentence.) 8. tag5switching (it is the insertion of a tag phrase fro' one language into an utterance fro' another language) =hat are the factors 'ay influence 8/ to Malay in the 7/( class; (You may give more than one choice.) . students> 7nglish proficiency <. teachers> 7nglish proficiency 8. the distance between the linguistic syste's of Malay and 7nglish ). depart'ent policy on target language use 7. pedagogical 'aterials F. lesson contents and obAecti&es G. others =hat are the functions of 8/ to Malay in the 7/( class; (You may give </)/7 more than one choice.) . to e?plain gra''ar <. to 'anage class 8. to inde? a stance of e'pathy or solidarity towards students ). to translate unknown &ocabulary ite's 7. to help students when they ha&e difficulty in understanding F. others Do you encourage classroom code switching initiated both by <
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. ,es <. 0o =hy; 4 think encouraging 8/ will only 'ake the students laDier to learn and really use the language outside the classroo'.