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Používání mateřštiny ve výuce cizího jazyka: co (ne)ukazuje výzkum

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Title in English Using the mother tongue in foreign language teaching: What the research shows and does not show

TŮMA František

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Cizí jazyky
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords classroom interaction; mother tongue; foreign language; language teaching; code-switching
Description The present study discusses the role of the mother tongue and English in English as a foreign (EFL) classes. In the empirical research, 13 video-taped lessons taught by expert EFL teachers were analyzed to quantify the use of English and Czech. As the comparison with the results of a similar study shows, English was more dominant in the expert teachers’ lessons, yet Czech was also present in the classes. The outcomes display a considerable variation, which raises questions about the adequacy of the methods used. Alternative research procedures are suggested at the end of the study.
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