DIFFICULTIES IN LEARNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN RURAL AREAS OF PAKISTANJournal: Academic Research International (Vol.4, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2013-11-15
Authors : Abdur Rehman Tariq Hafiz Ahmad Bilal Muhammad Afzal Sandhu Anser Iqbal Umer Hayat;
Page : 103-113
Keywords : English as a Second Language (ESL); rural areas; curriculum;
Pakistani students face many problems and difficulties in learning English as a second language (ESL). This study aims to sort out some factors which affect learning English as a second language in Pakistan. The target population for this study would be Government Secondary schools in rural areas of Tehsil Sargodha. Sample of 60 students (male and female aging between 13-18 years) would be selected from 10th grade. A survey would be conducted using a questionnaire for collecting data about family factors affecting learning English as a second language. The data would be analyzed statistically to comprehend the problems. The study assists English teachers, curriculum developers and education policy-makers of Pakistan to overcome these problems which are a constant source of threat for rural area students.
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