Politeness Strategies in Online Classroom Chats: Its Implication in the Teaching-Learning Process


  • Novie Ada B. Urbis University of Northern Philippines
  • Juvie Lynne T. Almachar University of Northern Philippines
  • Esperanza Marites V. Mariñas University of Northern Philippines


politeness, politeness strategies, interaction, teaching and learning


Politeness is part of cultural communication in Filipino classrooms to enhance group discussion. The study analyzed the politeness strategies used by faculty at the University of Northern Philippines that specifically determined the politeness strategies used by the faculty in online classroom chats and their implication in the online teaching-learning process. Transcriptions of classroom interaction in Messenger were data sources which were analyzed using Brown and Levinson’s (1987) typology employing conversational analysis and descriptive design. Results revealed that faculty used positive politeness strategies, bald on-record politeness strategies, and off-record politeness strategies. Positive politeness strategies and bald on record strategies are most frequently used. These strategies indicate that the faculty members are friendly, respectful, caring, and accommodating and promote good camaraderie between them and students. Politeness strategies create, maintain, and regulate healthy and productive conversation during class interaction, hence improving teaching-learning. It is recommended that faculty be familiarized with the different politeness strategies and their functions which will shape their interpersonal relationships with the students, thus encouraging healthier and more productive conversation, avoiding unwanted circumstances during their class interaction, and improving the online teaching-learning process.




How to Cite

Novie Ada B. Urbis, Juvie Lynne T. Almachar, & Esperanza Marites V. Mariñas. (2022). Politeness Strategies in Online Classroom Chats: Its Implication in the Teaching-Learning Process. The Asian Journal of Education and Human Development (AJEHD), 3(1). Retrieved from https://ajehd.unp.edu.ph/index.php/ajehd/article/view/42