Investigating the Teachers' Attitudes towards Using Code-Switching as an Instructional Strategy to Enhance the Students' English Foreign Language Competence at Basra University


This study aims at examining teachers' attitudes of Basra University towards using Code-Switching(henceforth as CS), as an instructional strategy during the Language teaching process.The theoretical part of the study presents the various definitions of the term CS ,its types , its functions, the reasons that lie behind using it, the different attitudes towards using it in ELT and the use of CS as a pedagogical tool in teaching English as an FL. The practical part of the study deals with the research methodology . The study ends up with some conclusions and recommendations that regard CS as a sufficient means by which teachers can hold a positive attitude towards using it when they give their teaching lectures in the classrooms.