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A DECISIVE STUDY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AMONG THE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY FRESHMEN IN BANGLADESH

S. M. Sabbih Hossain

2(1), Jan-Feb-Mar

Abstract
As a language, English has received the respect and prestige to be used in almost everywhere, even where English is not the second language, especially in this subcontinent where the education system provides an enormous focus on learning English; but in a country like Bangladesh, as this study finds, the students are still poor in learning English and as a result, they face serious problems in communicating in English. In spite of the high passing rate in the SSC and HSC students are found reasonably weak in English. Many employers complain over the fact that the recruited freshmen, in most of the cases, are found inefficient in English. So, to have a sound knowledge about the English language proficiency that can help the universities to reshape their current outcome based curriculum and education system (to some extent, at the least) is necessary. This research paper tries to analyse and have an insight into the present scenario using primary and secondary sources through a questionnaire of 24 statements with a Likert scale, interviews of the students and faculty members, and academic results, so that the authorities may devise plans to delve into the situation; and for this, some recommendations are provided based on the findings of the study.
Keywords: Undergraduates, level of proficiency, private university, academic results

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