Bagus Maulana Hakim(1*), Filly Arflida(2), Intan Satriani(3)

(1) IKIP Siliwangi
(2) IKIP Siliwangi
(3) IKIP Siliwangi
(*) Corresponding Author


As a foreign language in Indonesia, English is still difficult subject for majority of the Indonesian students, even though it has been taught in junior high school, senior high school, English course, and another education institution. Therefore, many English learning-teaching activities in Indonesia use code-switching. Code-switching is language change (switch) in communication, from one language to another, code-switching here means Indonesian to English or English to Indonesian. This research examined the students’ perception towards code-switching use in English Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. This research applied survey research method, and the instruments were consisted of questionnaire and interview session. Thirty students were involved in filling questionnaire and nine students were involved in both questionnaire and interview. The result showed that (1) majority of students agree on code-switching use in learning teaching activity (2) they perceive code-switching helps them in improving their listening skills (3) they give more respect to teachers who use code-switching when they teach (4) they consider code-switching use increases their chance in passing examination and (5) they feel more comfort and more confident when they study English.

Full Text:



Baker. (2001). Foundations of Bilingaul Education (3rd ed) (3rd editio). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Brown, H. D. (1964). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. San Francisco: San Francisco State University.

Catabay, M. Q. (2016). Students’ Perception on The Use of Code-Switching in English as a Second Language Class. International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, 4(5), 272–251.

Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational Research (4th Editio). Lincoln: University of Nebraska.

Dujmović, M. (2007). The Use of Croatian in The EFL Classroom. Metodički Obzori, 2(3), 91–101.

Fareed, M., Humayun, S., & Akhtar, H. (2016). English Language Teachers’ Code-switching in Class: ESL Learners’ Perceptions. Journal of Education & Social Sciences, 4(1), 1–11.

Fowler, F. J. (2013). Survey Research Methods (5th ed.). Boston: University of Massachusets Boston.

Goldstein, E. B. (2010). Encyclopedia of Perception. 1 & 2.

Jackson S.L. (2011). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Approach. Cengage Learning, 17.

Khaerunnisa, L. (2016). An EFL Teacher’s Code Switching in a Young Learners’ Class. Indonesian Journal of EFL and Linguistics, 1(1), 13–31.

Nazary, M. (2008). The role of L1 in L2 Acquisition: Attitudes of Iranian University Students. Novitas-ROYAL., 2(2), 138–153.

Nursanti, Y. (2016). Students’ Perception of Teacher’s Bilingual Language. 4(1), 159–176.

Rahmadani, D. (2016). Journal on English as a Foreign Language Students ’ Perception of English as a Medium of Instruction ( EMI ) in English Classroom. 6(2), 131–144.

Septeria, L. A. (2015). Students’ Perceptions Toward the Use of L1 ( Indonesian ) in English Classroom Students’ Perception Toward the Use of L1 ( Indonesian ) in English Classroom (Vol. 1). Salatiga: Satya Wacana Christian University.

Wijanti, W. (2014). Bahasa Indonesia / English Code Switching. International Conference on Economics, Education and Humanities (ICEEH’14), 101–104.


Article Metrics

Abstract view : 657 times
PDF - 430 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

p-ISSN: 2614-6320

e-ISSN: 2614-6258

 Project by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike 4.0 Internasional License.

View My Stats