Teaching of English in an Islamic Education Based English-Medim Institute: A Programme Evaluation

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Ghulam Ali Buriro
Muhammad Abdullah

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English has become the international lingua franca for business and communication. In Pakistan, it is being extensively used in official, commercial and educational domains. A huge number of Islamized English-medium schools have emerged as a result of this phenomenon. The researcher selected one of the Islamic education based English medium institutes for evaluating English Language Teaching program in such religiously administered cultural centers. Qualitative research methodology was used for this study. Data was collected through personal visits in terms of classroom observations, semi structured interviews and classroom recording. A convenient sampling was used for this study. Data were analyzed in terms of syllabus design, teachers’ performance and selection criteria, teaching methodology, text books and testing. At the end a number of suggestions have been given for the improvement of the program in light of findings of the study. This study also provides an insight into the attitude of religiously inclined people toward English.


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