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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(16); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.041602.

A Comparative Study on Code-switching in Undergraduate and Postgraduate French Classroom Teaching


Ju Menglei

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Ju Menglei

Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010010, China


Code-switching is a complex language phenomenon, which has been a research hotspot since its birth. Taking the French teachers and all the students having the French courses in Inner Mongolia University as the research object, this paper explores the motivation of code-switching between Chinese and French in class. The students studying French in this college can be divided into four categories: sophomores, juniors, professional masters and academic masters. The corpus comes from the recordings of three consecutive French courses in four classes and the interviews with class representatives selected randomly. The collected data is presented by making tables and textual descriptions, and the research methods including quantitative, qualitative and comparative analysis are adopted to clarify the relationship between different class sequences and code-switching. This paper expounds the motivation of the research subjects’ code-switching and the positive role of this behavior in French classroom teaching in different classes.


code-switching, class sequences, French classroom teaching

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Ju Menglei. A Comparative Study on Code-switching in Undergraduate and Postgraduate French Classroom Teaching. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 16: 4-14. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.041602.


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