How to change the value of a select menu onchange

I thought this was going to be a simple problem but it stumped me. Basically what I want to do is alert the id value of the option that is currently being displayed from a select menu. So if I select English, I want “en” to be alerted and if I select Spanish I want “es” alerted. So far with what I have, only “es” gets alerted regardless of which option I select. I guess it is because, the first child of the select menu is automatically chosen according to the code. So how do I make this work the way I want?
I also tried


but it didn’t work


Spanish English


Try this


@ M@tt, thanks. That worked.

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