Students’ Attitude towards Translanguaging Strategy in a Classroom Setting at Private Universities of Lahore

Authors

  • Zehra Batool Lecturer, Riphah Institute of Language and Literature, Riphah International University, Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
  • Kiran Shahzadi M. Phil Scholar, Riphah Institute of Language and Literature, Riphah International University, Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
  • Farzana Khan PhD Linguistics Scholar, Department of English, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-III)02

Keywords:

Translanguaging, Bi/Multilingual, Medium of Instruction, Students’ Attitude

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the students’ attitudes towards their teachers’ use of their mother tongue or local languages as a medium of instruction. To explore the attitudes of the students towards translanguaging, a quantitative survey was conducted. All the BS Hons. (English) level students of private universities in Lahore were the population of this study. By employing simple random sampling technique, 200 students from private universities of Lahore were recruited as a sample of the study. The data was collected through an adapted questionnaire from the work of Nambisan (2014). The frequency of each questionnaire item was analysed on SPSS, and the overall result from students’ attitudes revealed that students want their first language to be used by their English teachers in English language classroom. This research recommends increasing linguistic resources in an educational setting and to do experimental or case study to measure the true effect of this strategy on students’ learning by future researchers.

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Published

2022-09-06

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How to Cite

Batool, Z., Shahzadi, K., & Khan, F. (2022). Students’ Attitude towards Translanguaging Strategy in a Classroom Setting at Private Universities of Lahore. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(3), 10–26. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-III)02