Code-Switching in English Language Classroom: A Socio-Pragmatic Study at Undergraduate Level

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The present study is concerned with the significance of code-switching as an inevitable pedagogical tool for language learning at the undergraduate level. This research deals with the understanding of language, particularly in the classroom, keeping in view, the context of language learning, using code-switching as a language learning technique to fulfil the socio-pragmatic needs of students. Code-switching is inevitably significant in language learning as many of students come from diverse backgrounds. The participants of the study were undergraduate students at the University of Lahore Sargodha campus. Data was collected through a questionnaire distributed among the participants. The results of data analysis revealed that there is a significant relationship between the students' attitudes towards code-switching and learning language in an English language classroom. Codes witching is beneficial for both teachers and learners because code-switching in English language classrooms can enhance students' socio-pragmatic understanding and acts as abridge between teachers and students.


1-Maria Sundas
MPhil Scholar, Department of English (Applied Linguistics), University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Punjab Pakistan.

2-Anser Mahmood
Head of Department of English Language and Literature, University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Punjab Pakistan.

3-Shoaib Mehmood
Head of Department of English, Government Associate College Lalian, Chiniot, Punjab, Pakistan.


Code Switching, Undergraduate Students, Socio-Pragmatics, Bilingualism, English Language Learning

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Published: Mar 2022

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