How do attitudes of students and teachers towards English as a medium of instruction differ between A-level and Intermediate colleges in Karachi? A comparative study
BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Maria Hassan Siddiqui, Assistant Professor & Coordinator - CWC
SSLA Culminating Experience
This research is conducted to investigate whether teaching students in Karachi using the English language only increases their academic results or does it have an adverse effect. Reading and writing are the two ways in which the English language is portrayed worldwide; therefore, that is what my thesis was based on. Even though schools do not support English oral competence a lot, the ability to speak English is commonly seen as a prerequisite for upward social mobility. (Hussain, 2018) The data source for this in-depth qualitative study was open-ended interviews with the college teachers and principals and focus group discussions with the college students. A total of two non-language teachers, two principals, and six college-going students were recruited from two colleges in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar locality in Karachi.
According to the findings of this study, English language teachers in Karachi have varying approaches to teaching and making sure their students understand in the best way possible. This study showed that teachers in Karachi, whether from intermediate or A-level colleges, must give their students the best education possible. They understand that ignoring local languages and making the students who are not comfortable speaking English all the time uncomfortable is something that needs to be focused upon in educational institutes.
However, conducting this research at colleges in Karachi did add certain limitations to the outcomes of this study. The entire country has various colleges; therefore, the extent to which this study can be used for a larger population may be compromised.
Mubarik, T. (2022). How do attitudes of students and teachers towards English as a medium of instruction differ between A-level and Intermediate colleges in Karachi? A comparative study (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/150
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