Investigating the Reading Comprehension Experiences of EFL Secondary School Learners in Sindh

Authors

  • Mushtaque Ahmed Solangi Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Zaheer Ahmed Bango Assistant Professor, Department of English, Govt: Atta Hussain Shah Degree College Rohri, District Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hassan Abbasi Lecturer Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)49

Keywords:

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Abstract

The study aims to explore the reading comprehension experiences of secondary school EFL students in Khairpur Mir's, Sindh. Utilizing a quantitative research approach, the investigation concentrated on secondary school learners. Through a survey methodology, the researchers administered face-to-face questionnaires comprising four open-ended questions to 60 male and female participants for data collection. The gathered data underwent analysis presented in graphs. The researchers aimed to gain a deeper insight into pupils' experiences with reading in English as a foreign language, with all participants acknowledging the significant impact of these experiences on the reading skills. The findings revealed limited positive reading experiences in English, and participants indicated infrequent engagement with quality books. This trend may be associated with the relatively diminished importance of books in the lives of adults in contemporary society. Moreover, the research provides recommendations to address reading challenges affecting the experiences of foreign language learners, offering valuable insights for decision-makers in academia, individuals, teachers, and other stakeholders.

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Published

2024-01-29

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How to Cite

Solangi, M. A., Bango, Z. A., & Abbasi, M. H. (2024). Investigating the Reading Comprehension Experiences of EFL Secondary School Learners in Sindh. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 5(1), 543–553. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)49