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A Comparative Study on Teachers’ Beliefs about Code-Switching [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 68-75 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.37167

A Comparative Study on Teachers’ Beliefs about Code-Switching

Momen Yaseen Mamin
Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus

In the field of second language acquisition, the issue of code-switching or L1 use in relation to second language teaching and learning has been regarded as a hot debate for several decades. As a result, several studies have been conducted so as to support the idea that L1 should be implemented for L2 teaching and learning, while another studies provided evidence to the disadvantages caused by such implementing of L1. Since, it is widely acknowledged that the notion of ‘belief’ is one of the most significant factors that influence L2 teaching and learning, the current study aims at comparing teachers` beliefs towards using L1 in language classrooms in two different Arab countries Libya and Iraqi Kurdistan.The current study tries to shed light on whether Libyan EFL teachers and Kurdish EFL teachers have similar or different beliefs towards the use of L1 in their language classrooms and to find out what beliefs these groups have. Teachers’ beliefs questionnaire has been used for data collection. 40 EFL teachers from the two contexts participated in the study. The findings showed that significant differences were found between the two EFL teachers in terms of their beliefs towards the use of L1 for Subject access, Classroom management, and CS for interpersonal relations. However, there were no significant differences between the two groups of teachers in relation to teachers` personal.

Keywords: Teachers’ beliefs, code-switching, using L1, Libya, Iraqi Kurdistan

Momen Yaseen Mamin. A Comparative Study on Teachers’ Beliefs about Code-Switching. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 68-75

Corresponding Author: Momen Yaseen Mamin, Iraq
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