Linguistic Brilliance: Decoding the Multifaceted Role of Bilingualism in Higher Education Institutions of Punjab, Pakistan

Authors

  • Maeda Shakil Mirza Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, Govt. College Women University Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Amna Fayyaz Lecturer, Department of English, Govt. College Women University Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)05

Keywords:

Bilingualism, Higher Education, Impacts, Benefits and Challenges, Teaching and Learning

Abstract

This study explores the impact, benefits, and challenges of bilingualism in Punjab's higher education institutions. It combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, using a Likert scale-based questionnaire and conducting semi-structured interviews with educators. Convenience sampling is utilized, collecting data from 100 participants (84 students and 16 educators) across different universities. The data collection and analysis procedures were designed for validity and reliability, employing a comprehensive sampling approach and pilot testing. The findings reveal that bilingualism in the classroom contributes to the development of language proficiency, cognitive processes, cultural awareness, academic performance, teaching approaches, and career opportunities. However, it also presents both benefits and challenges, such as facilitating understanding of new concepts, complex ideas, and better student engagement, while simultaneously posing difficulties in accommodating diverse linguistic backgrounds and understanding different teaching techniques, particularly for students from rural areas. Overall, the study recommends the educators and policy makers to optimize the bilingual teaching environment.

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Published

2024-04-01

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How to Cite

Mirza, M. S., & Fayyaz, A. (2024). Linguistic Brilliance: Decoding the Multifaceted Role of Bilingualism in Higher Education Institutions of Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 37–47. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)05