Adaptive English Language Teaching Program

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST), Islamabad.

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Qaiser Durrani

Summary

The importance of English language cannot be denied in the cultural and social setting of Pakistan. A Pakistani student needs good reading, writing and oral skills pertaining to English language in order to find good jobs in the local and global market. In order to meet the growing demands for good English language teachers and language training institutes, a new English language teaching methodology is introduced through the “Adaptive English Language Teaching Tool” Project. This project is developed through collaboration of three organizations, whose names and roles are listed below: • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Lahore– responsible for software development. • Institute of Education (IER) Punjab University, Lahore–responsible for developing the contents of teaching material. • National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore–responsible for developing multi-media content for presentation in the software. The goal of this project was to develop a computer-aided language learning system for imparting English language skills to the students of class IX. Teaching materials and lessons are developed in light of the aims and objective set out in the “National Curriculum of Pakistan”, developed by the Ministry of Education, for Grade VI to Grade XII competency level. The goal of the project was to introduce a new medium of education in rural, semi-urban and urban areas of Pakistan. The key benefits of this project are: • English language teaching tool software is for the benefit of school teachers and professionals of public schools in urban, semi-urban and rural areas of Pakistan who want to improve their functional English and also use it as a teaching tool for training and language skills development. • Students of the public schools can greatly benefit from this project to improve their English language skills. • It has an impact on the current method and modes of teaching being deployed in various public schools and institutes of Pakistan. • This project is one of the initial steps towards the enhancement of e-Learning in the schools and colleges of Pakistan.

Start Date 01-Oct-2008

Duration 15 months + 6 months extension

Budget PKR 14.67 million

Status  Closed Project

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Thematic Area  Education

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