Code-Switching and Attitude of Teachers and Students in Talented Program in a Secondary School
The objectives of this research were to study the number and proportion of English and Thai used in classroom, to analyze the types and purposes of code switching and to study the attitude toward code switching of Thai teachers and students in Matthayomsuksa 1 and 5 with Thai teachers and students in Matthayomsuksa 4 with a foreigner teacher. The data was collected by video-recorded observation and interview. The finding showed four types of code switching. The intrasentential was found the most while code selection was the least. In addition, most of the code switching were used to emphasise and the least frequent use was to sue and excuse. This research also showed that both of the teachers and students agreed that code switching positively influenced learning and schooling developing process.
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