Code Switching in the Classroom


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Which of the following statements about code-switching is FALSE?

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1. _____ has the function of filling the silence during communication when the student may not have the words in English so they switch to maintain the conversation.

2. The function of code switching for _____ is helpful when there is no equivalent translation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet questions will help you measure your knowledge of code switching. You will need to describe its uses in the classroom and identify some examples of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set you'll make sure you understand:

  • Filling silence during communication
  • Code switching when there is no equivalent translation
  • The process of repeating a misunderstood phrase

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what function of code switching helps to fill in the blanks
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is true and false about code switching
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of code switching based on their descriptions and uses

Additional Learning

Find out more about this facet of language education by reviewing the lesson titled Code Switching in the Classroom. You will learn about:

  • The definition of code switching
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