1st Centralino Discovery, Innovation,
and Invention Challenge

 

Manila Central University establishes and develops the research capabilities of its students and faculty members who vigorously pursue discoveries of new knowledge responsive to the needs of the community.

By Prof. Amaury V. Chanco, Jr.
College of Arts and Sciences

Best Innovation Award

THE EFFECT OF THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

The study seeks to determine whether the use of straight English or the code-switching language variety as a medium of instruction helps in understanding concepts and develops language proficiency.
A survey was conducted in this study to assess students’ perception, functions, and attitude towards code-switching and a comparison of prelims and final mean score grades from various colleges in MCU.
The study revealed that the use of straight English in a formal academic setting may be a factor on students’ grade improvement.