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Language of Pakistan

  1. 1. CONTENTS• Introduction• The demographic• The language• Percentage of population• The language in education• Summary• Conclusion• References• Appendix• Thanksgivings
  2. 2. Through language we can communicate Islam to others, we can learn about Science Subject,problems of Education, Community member of Islamic Society and discus about dear Pakistanwe can achieve , we can learn. By the language we can learn about dear Pakistan from Sir GM.• This research describes that• The demographic• The language• Percentage of population• The language in education• Summary• Conclusion• References• Appendix• Thanksgivings.• The conclusion ofthis discussion is that language is frequently successful, that it doeshelp children in their educational careers and that it may actually be counterproductive.Clear arguments for wanting to acquire competence in EnglishEnglish is seen as a formal requirement for admission to the civil serviceor to some other form of employment; English thus has a gate keeping role.
  3. 3. Pakistan’s population is large and growingrapidly. But it is unclear exactly how large thepopulation actually is, The population ofPakistan is not only very large but it is also veryyoung
  4. 4.  Urdu is Pakistan’s national language whilst English has the status of ‘official language’. there are believed to be 72 living languages in the country, not including English. The numbers of speakers of these language range from the tiny Aer language (150 speakers) and Gowro language (200 speakers) up to Western Panjabi with nearly 61 million speakers (38% of the population). It is important to note that Urdu, the national language, comes in fourth place among the languages with the largest number of speakers; fewer than 7% of the population have Urdu as their first language. Individual languages with over 1,000,000 first language speakers in Pakistan
  5. 5. 1 Panjabi, Western 60.6 38.32 Sindhi 18.5 11.73 Saraiki* 13.8 8.74 Urdu 10.7 6.85 Pashto, Northern 9.6 6.16 Pashto, Central 7.9 5.07 Balochi, Southern 2.8 1.88 Brahui 2.0 1.39 Hindko, Northern 1.9 1.210 Balochi, Eastern 1.8 1.111 Pashto, Southern 1.4 0.912 Balochi, Western 1.1 0.713 Farsi, Eastern 1.0 0.614 Panjabi, Mirpur 1.0 0.6 Sub-total 134.1 84.8 58 other languages 24.0 15.2 Total 158.1 100.0* Also sometimes spelt Seraiki and Siraikilanguages may be seen by their speakers
  6. 6.  Pakistan’s language in education policy has evolved since independencein 1947 English is widely recognized that the primary function of teaching English in schools in Pakistan is to prepare pupils for examinations. English opens doors to higher levels of learning and to employment opportunities. One informant noted : English is a major barrier to entry to white collar jobs. English is very important for social mobility and entry to quality education. Consequently there is apartheid in education because of language. English is essential for admission to government service. Another interviewee, from Islamabad, said, ‘The common people don’t use English.
  7. 7. • A text (the ‘lesson’) is read aloud by the teacher or pupils• The text is explained by the teacher, often in Urdu or a local language• The meanings of ‘difficult words’ are given in English, Urdu or a local language• Pupils write follow-up exercises in their notebooks.Meanwhile ‘doing grammar’ consists of the following steps :• The form of a grammar item is explained by the teacher• Pupils write sentences illustrating the grammar item• The teacher dictates an essay or letter or writes it on the blackboard to be copied bypupilsA very effective way of killing a language is to deny it any place in the education systemthe local language within thefamily in favour of the educationally privileged language or languages. The SecretarySchools in the Punjab Ministry of Education recognised that this process is happening in hisprovince when he said, ‘Mothers have struck a fatal blow to Punjabi.’48 This process is notrestricted to Pakistan but has been identified in other countries as well :
  8. 8. generally speaking and no single language can be said to be common to the whole population.Urdu language has a common base, in its literary form Urdu emphasizes words of Persian and Arabic origin. Urdu is written in a modified version of the Persian script (written from right to left
  9. 9. The 1973 Constitution, however, designated a 15-year transition period to the Urdu language, after which English would no longer be used for official purposes. with the respective regional language. It originated during the Mughal period (1526- 1858) and it literally means “a camp language”, because it was spoken by the imperial Mughal troops theofficial language of the Mughal administration. Ultimately Urdu attained its stylized, literary form in the 17th and 18th centuries. The literary language Urdu arose from colloquial Hindustani before partition. Urdu symbolizes Muslims shared identity and serves as a link among thepeople of Pakistan. After independence, the Muslim League (as the All- India Muslim League was usually referred to) promoted Urdu as thenational language to help a new Pakistan state develop an identity, even though few people actually spoke it. English became the de facto national language. Urdu was unpopular in East Pakistan.
  10. 10. Summary• Pakistan’s schools fall into four categories. Private elite schools are Englishmedium.• Urdu, spoken as a first language by 7% of the population, is the national language• Since independence – indeed since the 19th century – English has been thelanguage• Early years education must be provided in a child’s home language.• A strategy for supporting the learning and teaching of English in Pakistan• A top priority action is to contribute to the development of a national language ineducation. This should include awareness raisingregarding the importance of mother tongue education in the early years ofschooling.Experience elsewhere, particularly Southeast Asia and the UK, should be drawnupon.
  11. 11. ConclusionThe strategy proposed in this report derives from an analysis of the complex context inwhich English language teaching in Pakistan takes place.English cannot be considered in a vacuum but must be examined in its broader social andeducational environment. Furthermore, it suggests that there are ethical implications tothedevelopment of a strategy for English and that these implications cannot be ignored. Theapproach proposed here, then, is not concerned with ‘reaching the largest number’ oflearners, teachers or other stakeholders, nor does it strain itself to maximise British‘globalproducts’. Rather, it seeks to identify how the most valuable contribution to thedevelopmentof Pakistan can be made. If an agency succeeds in having some impact on the nationalpolicy on language in education in general and on the English language strategy which willform part of that policy, it may not be possible to quantify that impact.
  12. 12. REFERENCEREFERENCESZahida Jamali Manager at SAWFCO HyderabadQurban Ali Shah project profounder.Aamir Rind Logistic officer at kandhkotEng: Muzafr MariRajesh finance manager at Sawfco office Qasimabad Hyderabadthe History of language in PakistanResearches of many kinds of languages and Pakistan languagesResearches of Teaching and learning of Pakistan languagesTeacher Ahmed Ali Babar special teacher of Dadu
  13. 13. APPENDIX : ORGANISATIONS VISITED AND INDIVIDUALS CONSULTEDDate Organisation visited(and venue)Individuals consulted20th March EDLINKS, USAID Dr Hina Hussain Kazmi, Program Manager(English)KarachiMark Stephens, Deputy Director28th March Ed-Links Programm Director Ayoob LashariDadu30th March SAWFCO Manager of program Kalsoom JamaliKandhkot4 Aprail Visitor of USA-AIR office Ahmad Ali BabarDadu