Status of the Engineering Students’ English in Bangladesh: A Case Study

Md. Iftekhar Arafath, Mohammad Rukanuddin


Bangladesh is a rapidly growing economy where English plays a vital role in many development sectors that contribute to the development of the country. Bangladesh has to communicate with many nations of the world for business, education, foreign expertise, researches and so on. Competent engineers in various disciplines hold important position in varied development work of the country. Engineers who can communicate in English well can contribute much to his personal career as well to the nation. So, engineers while studying engineering subjects should also be serious about learning the English language. For this reason, English is to be taught in the tertiary level engineering institutions with utmost importance. The article explores the condition of English among the students studying engineering in Bangladesh by studying the recent literature and a survey of samples taken from students’ examination scripts, listening tests, speaking tests, and reading tests. All these things reveal that the teaching and learning activities in English are not up to the standard required for engineering students.

Keywords: competent engineers, tertiary level, examination scripts, teaching and learning

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/55-11

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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