THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENTâ€™S CODE SWITCHING IN ONLINE LEARNING ENGLISH CLASS ACTIVITY
Keywords:code-switching, online learning, class activity, sociolinguistics
This study investigated types and reasons of code switching in online learning English class activity at SMP Negeri 3 Bintan. This study was focused on analyzing the English teacher and students utterances at 8th grade by using Appel & Muysken's (2005) theory. The study used a descriptive qualitative. The researcher used two instruments: observation and interview. The data of this study were form of written and screen recording during online learning in English class activity and interview. The result indicated that the total occurrences of code-switching generated by the teacher and the students were 71 utterances of inter-sentential switching, 40 utterances of intra-sentential switching and 61 utterance of tag switching. There were 4 reasons the teacher and the students who used code switching in online learning English class activity. There were particular topics, repetition which used for clarifications, interjection and intention of clarifying the speech content for the interlocutors. Most reason was repetition which used of clarifications. It was because the teacher wants to repeat her utterance to the students but most of the students do not understand English.