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A Study to Investigate the Productiveness of the Compulsory English Course in Enhancing English Language Skills


The present study is an attempt to investigate the productiveness of Compulsory English courses taught at the undergraduate level in enhancing English language skills. The strengths and weaknesses of the course are analyzed to suggest improvements for the sake of developing undergraduate learners’ English language skills. Due to globalization, the English language is becoming extremely valued and is thought to be a significant medium of international communication it is growing in the fields of technology, science, and education expressed that the demand for English language learning is growing as a second language (ESL). The sample of this study comprised the teachers who taught English compulsory at the undergraduate level and the ESL students enrolled in different colleges and universities in Lahore, Pakistan. The data collection tools used in this study included a questionnaire and classroom observation sheet. The findings of the study revealed that the English Compulsory course was fruitful for ESL learners partially, however, some amendments could make the course contents a lot better. Recommendations for improvement included practical application of the material with the use of activities in the class, an increase in the period of the course, and employment of the latest methods of teaching in the classroom. It should be the responsibility of the course and syllabus designers to conduct a need analysis to deduce the necessities of the students in the current and future situations. The course ought to be planned in a way that provides the integration of all the skills at a time.


English language testing, English as a Second Language (ESL),, Socialcontext, Discourseanalysis, ELT, Socialmedia, Youtube, Comments



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