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Table 4 Comments in favor of the maximal and optimal position.

From: Code choice in the Chinese as a foreign language classroom

Themes Total
1. The scope of ELF pedagogy  
suitable for beginners with little to no prior knowledge (T4, 6, 10, 15, 17, 23) 6
2. Three core functions of ELF pedagogy  
helpful for explaining Chinese linguistic knowledge (T4, 5, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 23) 8
helpful for managing classroom (T5, 6, 10, 12, 16, 17, 23) 7
helpful for encouraging interaction among students (T6, 12, 16) 3
3. Personal function of ELF pedagogy  
to read and write English journal articles (T4, 15, 23) 3
to teach abroad and improve social mobility (T4, 5, 12, 16, 23) 5
Total 32