A STUDY OF PERCEPTION OF MADRASSA’S STUDENTS REGARDING THE TRENDS AND CHALLENGES OF ELT IN PAKISTAN
This study intends to investigate the perception of Madrassa students regarding the trends and challenges of ELT in Madrassas. The researchers aim to investigate Madrassa students’ perception regarding the trends and challenges of English Language Learning in Madrassas, which helps to provide standard and better English language education in Madrassas of Pakistan. They would overcome those problems and difficulties and uplift the ELT status in their Madrassas. The researchers analyze the data through the mixed-method approach. The population of the study is the students of three Madrassas of Lahore. Two hundred ten students were selected to collect data for this research. In SPSS, the study uses Descriptive Statistics to analyze the data of this study. In this regard, the frequencies and percentage of all items were collected, and six students were interviewed through open-ended questions. The study reveals that so they encounter the world's challenges satisfactorily. The Madrassa administration has given English to their Madrassas, and they have accepted the English Language as part of their course. According to this study, Madrassa students said they could not preach Islam worldwide without English. Madrassa students also reveal that the English language should be included in their curriculum as a compulsory subject. Moreover, most Ulama (religious scholars) have soft corners in their hearts regarding teaching and learning modern subjects, including English.