Volume 3 Number 11 November 2017

Hybrid Language Teaching in Practice: Perceptions, Reactions, and Results (A Book Review)

Authors: Zahra Kamdideh ; Hamed Barjesteh
Pages: 104-105
This book is primarily aimed at implicitly setting a framework for integrating online and face-to-face instruction coherently in one language course, although the authors claim that the book is not attempting to prescribe a series of dos and don’ts. The relatively concise but well-crafted book considers teachers as its main audience, walking them through various stages of creating a hybrid class, namely decision-making, planning, integration, and evaluation.

Analyzing English Syllabus in the Department of International Relations at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

Authors: Muhammad Shahid Ruban ; Muhammad Rashid
Pages: 95-103
The aim of this research study is to analyze the appropriateness of the English syllabus according to the true language needs, which is being offered to the students of International Relations Department of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. To carry out this research study, students of IR department (Part 1 and 2) have been taken as a sample population to collect required data. To check the appropriateness of the offered English syllabus and existing level of English language competence according to the students’ needs; two research tools have been taken as: test and interview. In order to get the actual feedback from the students, a test consisted of four basic skills of English (listening, speaking, reading and writing) was conducted to 50 students of IR department. Interview was conducted to the teachers of IR department in order to get the actual information about the appropriateness of the English syllabus and the competency level of the students. Collected data through both the sources were analyzed qualitatively as well as quantitatively. The findings from these sources provided the results which were expected before the accomplishment of this research work. The findings of this research advocated that the EAP should be adopted to make the existing syllabus appropriate and need based in order to refine the basic English language skills of the students. This recommended course is very productive for social sciences disciplines of the BZU.