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EEO. 2020; 19(4): 5115-5126

Exploring the college instructors’ perception of their ability to teach the second language in Pakistan

Dr. Azhar Pervaiz, Dr. Asifa Qasim, Dr. Zareena Qasim, Sadia Saeed.

The present study tends to explore the teaching of the second language from the lens of College Instructors’ perception. The main objectives of this research are following; to trace out college instructors’ perception of their ability to teach the second language, and to explore college instructors’ perception about their language ability to shape their classroom teaching. This study is exploratory and qualitative research methodology is used. Data are collected in the form of interviews from 60 participants. Participants are both male and female English Language college instructors and recruited through purposive and snowball sampling. Findings of the research indicated that college instructors perceived themselves highly capable to teach SL but their classroom teaching is shaped according to the students’ caliber not according to their own language ability as they reported that students don’t understand through direct method teaching, moreover, curriculum supports cramming and GTM method. This research provides the deeper insight and concern about the quality and challenges of teaching the second language and it is recommended that the English language curriculum should be updated and developed with the consultation of English language instructors.

Key words: Second Language Teaching, College Instructor’s perception, Classroom teaching, teaching methods.

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