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Evaluation of English Language Curriculum: A Case Study of Public Sector Degree Colleges Affiliated with Karachi University

Ishtiaq Ahmed Kolachi | Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed |
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University | University of Karachi |
Volume: 3 | Issue : 1 (2024/01/04)



Introduction: The subcontinent of Indo-Pak, rule by British, has a rich history of language development.
Despite linguistic diversity post-independence, English has emerged as a globally significant language. Pakistan, since its inception, has been multilingual with Urdu as the national language. English, now co-official in Pakistan, plays a crucial role in governance and communication.

Methodology: The present study used qualitative thematic research design. Thematic analysis of data collected from
students and teachers at public sector colleges affiliated with the University of Karachi forms the core of the research.
Themes include undergraduate assessment experiences, challenges faced by graduates in the job market, the role of teachers in English language delivery, and insights from professionals involved in curriculum design.

The study reveals critical challenges in English language education. Undergraduates face difficulties in understanding literature, leading to a gap in communication skills. The current syllabus lacks clarity on
objectives, hindering skill development. Teachers often use traditional methods, impacting students' ability to comprehend and communicate effectively. Professionals emphasize the necessity of communication skills in the job
market, highlighting the mismatch between education and industry requirements.

Future Direction/Implications: The findings underscore the urgency for reform in English language education. Recommendations include revising the syllabus to align with contemporary communication needs, implementing professional development courses for teachers, and incorporating practical, activity-based learning methods.