During my 18 years as an English teacher, it became clear that I couldn’t teach grammar and writing skills without first addressing how context (the surroundings) changes language — as well as everything else in life. Thus, to help students learn the concept of code switching, I created this fun, interactive worksheet on code switching examples, using examples from fashion and how we speak.
This worksheet activity is 2 pages long and takes approximately one class period (allowing for small group discussion, then full-class share-outs. I recommend pairing this with the TED Talk, “3 Ways to Speak English.”
Here’s a sample of the first half of page 1: