On September 21, 2018, in the framework of annual traditional scientific seminars held at the Philological Faculty of the L.N. Gumilev ENU, Ph.D. Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Foreign Languages Akynova D. B. organized a scientific seminar on the theme "Kazakh-English code-switching in EFL classrooms".
In Kazakhstani society, the phenomenon of code switching is mainly investigated in the fond of Kazakh-Russian bilingualism. Meanwhile, the dynamic development of international contacts led to the spread of the English language in Kazakhstan. This linguistic situation was reflected in the State Program on the Functioning and Development of Languages for 2011-2020, where one of the tasks is to learn English as a means of international communication. In this regard, the Kazakh-English code switching is one of the important problems in the Kazakh language educational environment nowadays.
This topic found a lively response among the present faculty and students. During the discussion the teachers and students asked questions regarding the phenomenon and answers were received. The discussion was an opportunity for constructive exchange of opinions and ideas.