Exploring Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes on the Use of English as a Medium of Instruction at Secondary Level: A Case Study

Authors

  • Saiqa Aftab Visiting Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0009-0007-2201-2343
  • Dr. Uzma Sadiq Associate Professor, Department of English, Division of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Education Lahore, Campus Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Rabia Alam Lecturer, Department of English, Division of Arts and Social Sciences University of Education Lahore, Campus Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)52

Keywords:

Education In Pakistan, Linguistic Study, Mode Of Instruction, Mother Language

Abstract

The present case study explores students’ beliefs and attitudes on the Use of English as a Medium of Instruction at Secondary Level. The population of the study is the students of public schools at Khairpur Mir’s. The study follows a mixed-methods design based on student responses to the surveys and interviews, aiming to identify and understand their perceptions of English Medium Instructions (EMI) on the aspects of comprehension, involvement, and general learning. It also implies the identification of the perceived benefits and challenges of the current EMI based on students’ attitudes toward studying in their L1 or other languages. Ultimately, the study is focused on the student’s voices and their lived experience to establish how the EMI affects one’s academic success, level of cultural inclusiveness, and belonging to the learning environment. Therefore, this study contributes to the ongoing discussion about the optimal EMI and, through the student’s perspective, helps policymakers to make informed decisions based on the considerations of student success and inclusive learning environments.

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Published

2024-05-27

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How to Cite

Aftab, S., Sadiq, U., & Alam, R. (2024). Exploring Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes on the Use of English as a Medium of Instruction at Secondary Level: A Case Study. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 594–605. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)52