An Investigation of Undergraduate Students’ Perception About Functional English Taught at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology

Ayesha Mahmood, Shoukat Lohar


The purpose of this paper was to investigate students' perception about English Language teaching and their development of language competency after taking functional courses of English at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. Participants of this study were 15 male and female undergraduate students from four disciplines of Textile Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunication, and Petroleum & gas. A semi structured interview was used as an instrument for data collection from engineering students. The data was thematically analyzed. Findings show that students’ perception about English Language has totally changed. This small-scale study has revealed that undergraduates at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology are in thoughtful hands. Functional classes not only help students to develop language competency in particular skills of the English language but has also helped them gain confidence to use English language. This paper encourages teachers who have been using very innovative and practical ways which have helped students to enhance their language competency. This paper also teachers to come up with some interesting written tasks to make students interested towards writing activities. And management should cope with large classes for students benefit.

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