Analyzing the Role of Code-Switching in Cultivating Foreign Language Learners’ Listening Skill in Trilingual Situations

Authors

  • Fatima Khan Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan.
  • Awais Naveed Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan.
  • Babar Hussain Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Code-switching, Foreign Language, Mother Tongue, Learners

Abstract

The main purpose of this research was to investigate the factors of code-switching in cultivating foreign language learners’ listening skill in trilingual situations and to explore the outcomes of the factors of code-switching in cultivating foreign language learners’ listening skill at BS level in Multan district. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection in which the participants were requested to specify their level of endorsement or disproportion on four-point rating. The results and findings of the study data signposted that L2 learners think without code-switching, they quickly forget what is heard to them. They also affirmed that in ELT classroom code-switching is important factor for understanding the English language lesson as it facilitates and improves listening capabilities of the learners. Learners also think that there is a great need of code switching in learning the meaning of difficult words in ELT classroom. Similarly, they have assertive positive thinking that there is need of code switching in ELT classroom while listening classroom instructions delivered by the teacher

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Published

2022-06-27

How to Cite

Fatima Khan, Awais Naveed, Babar Hussain, & Dr. Muhammad Ahsan. (2022). Analyzing the Role of Code-Switching in Cultivating Foreign Language Learners’ Listening Skill in Trilingual Situations. Al-Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies & Humanities , 6(2), 7-17. Retrieved from https://arjish.com/index.php/arjish/article/view/529