STUDENT’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS LEARNING ENGLISH AT UNIVERSITY OF OKARA DURING THE PANDEMIC COVID-19

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*Izzah Rashid

Abstract

This research was conducted to find out the impact of Covid-19 pandemic had on Students English Language Learning in University of Okara, Punjab, Pakistan. The research was descriptive in nature and data were collected by using questionnaire survey. Data were analyzed on SPSS version 20 and results revealed that COVID-19 disaster had created radical and abrupt changes in daily life causing psychological problems in the society. Findings showed that as a result of Covid-19 pandemic students were anxious and exhibited depressive emotion. This research was undertaken to investigate students’ Learning In English Language during Covid-19 pandemic.  It was found that Covid-19 pandemic created mental stress in teachers. Both male and female teachers were of the same opinion regarding teachers’ stress. Another important finding was that Covid-19 pandemic has significant impact on English language learning process. All educational institutions were closed as a result of Covid-19 pandemic and physical classes were taking place. Universities started online classes but due to lack of resources and facilities, online classes were not possible. Both male and female students had same opinion about the sever impact of Covid-19 on teaching learning process. Covid-19 also affected student-teacher interaction to great extent. Student-teacher interaction plays pivotal role in effective language learning process. Covid-19 pandemic closed educational institution and there was no physical classroom teaching and no student- teacher interaction. It was found that male and female students had no difference in their responses regarding impact of Covid-19 on English language learning process.

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