Erwin R. Bucjan, Mardie E. Bucjan


This paper aimed to show that the language used in the classroom is an important factor to help students learn and participate actively in the discussion and determine the students’ language attitude towards code switching and mixing. The study used a descriptive-qualitative method and analyzed using the 4 likert scale and mean score. Results revealed that in teaching basic geography, students prefer to use switching and mixing of both English and Filipino languages as media of instruction. The students strongly agreed that code switching and code mixing in the discussion helped them convey concepts and expressed ideas clearly. Therefore, in teaching basic geography, students preferred to use switching and mixing of both English and Filipino languages as media of instruction because they can participate actively in the class discussion.


language attitude, code-switching, code –mixing, phenomenon

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