An Investigation of the Students' Perceived Level of Proficiency in Speaking and Writing Skills with their Academic Performance after Remediation at University of Sindh

Bakhtawar Mughal, Natasha Memon

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The purpose of this paper was to investigate students' perceived level of speaking and writing proficiencies in English and their academic performance after taking remedial courses of English at University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Participants of this study were 150 male and female undergraduate students from three disciplines of Mass communication, Information Technology, and Commerce. A closed-ended questionnaire with 4 likert-scale was used as an instrument for data collection. The data was statistically analyzed through SPSS. The Kendall’s Tau-b test was applied to check correlation between students’ perceived proficiency in speaking and writing and their academic performance. Findings show that students perceived level of speaking and writing was at struggling point. This small-scale study has revealed that undergraduates at University of Sindh need thoughtful consideration. Remedial classes do not help students to achieve the desired and targeted language proficiency in particular skills of the English language. This paper sensitizes teachers to think about some innovative and practical ways which may help students to achieve their target proficiency.

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