PERCEPTIONS OF PUNJABI SPEAKERS TOWARDS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING POLICIES IN PAKISTAN: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH

  • Abdul Majid Khan Rana, Azhar Munir Bhatti, Dr. Ammara Farukh

Abstract

The current research project is aimed at investigating the attitudes of Punjabi speakers registered
in the universities of Faisalabad city. The focus of the current research was three points: English
language teaching policies in Pakistan, Learning English language. Since the English has adopted
the role of an international language, the question of its efficacy is more often being researched in
different cultural studies. This was a descriptive research and the research was constructed on the
effects of certain variables like, gender, age, discipline, grade, having a native friend, whether
either parent know English language, and visit to an English native country abroad. Sampling
technique was convenient random sampling and the data was collected from Punjabi university
students of Faisalabad. The researchers designed close ended questionnaire and after a thorough
pilot study for validation process, the questionnaire statements were finalized. The result of the
study showed that the attitudes of Punjabi university students is positive for English language
irrespective of their gender, and discipline but age wise the students of English are significantly
different. So far as attitude towards teaching policies is concerned, female students are more
satisfied with the policies than the male community, and age wise the students significantly differ
in opinion. The third aspect was the attitudes towards learning of English language and the result
differed based upon two variables: friendship with a native and knowledge of English language by
either parent. The overall findings of the study reveal that the Punjabi university students consider
relationship between English language learning and its policies is positive.

Published
2020-10-13