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Examining the English Lingual Needs of Zoology Students at Undergraduate Level in Sindh: A Case of University of Jamshoro
AbstractThe study is designed to find English lingual needs in undergraduate students of zoology department in one of the Public Sector University, Jamshoro, Pakistan. The questionnaire was used as a data collection tool to know about the English language opinions of zoology students that belonged to diverse lingual backgrounds at the undergraduate level in quantitative form. The questionnaire tends to elicit different lingual needs from students of varied lingual backgrounds. This study discloses some of the interesting facts about interests in students to give preference to skills of speaking, their interests in British English, to find their perceived need of English usage in abroad, eagerness for learning English and their current competency in English. The interview protocol was used to find the interest and motivation of zoology students in detailed form. However, one finds predictable regulations. Though, all respondents were students of zoology department, they had immediate lingual wants of English that are educational in nature and contextual, where English is used frequently. The significance of study lies to a fact that it does provide path for ESP teachers and practitioners in helping them to design specific courses with particular materials for undergraduate students of zoology department.
- Ali Siddiqui
- M. Phil Scholar, English Language Development Center (ELDC), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
- Iqra Munir Qazi
- M. Phil Scholar, Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan