A Paradigm-Shift in English Teaching in Pakistan

Teacher friendly English classrooms

Teacher friendly English classrooms

by
Irum Butt

Most Pakistani English language classrooms (PELCs) use the traditional lecture method (Waseem, 2009), or teacherexplanation along with the whole-class teaching strategies. Though, the teaching of all four language skills is essential in learning any language in a formal classroom setting but a lesson plan designed for PELCs mainly focuses only on reading and writing. Uso-Juan & Martinez-Flor (2006) relates reading and writing skills as ‘navigating from a plan or a map’ whereas speaking and listening skills . . .

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