The English Learner’s Identity in O’ Level EFL Classroom and Its Effect on EFL Learning Investment

Fatima Hashmi, Syed Waqar Ali Shah


The relation between language and identity is not a new thing to discuss, but it has a powerful influence on learner’s self. This issue specifically with English non-native learners is prominent through its greater demand in academic and popular discourse on language usage and its learning throughout the country of Pakistan. The aim of the study is to investigate the construction of identity of L2 learners within English-only ideology in O’ level classroom and its impact on EFL Learning Investment. The findings of the present study indicate that the huge impact of investment on learner’s identity inside and outside the classroom. In this study, data was collected from three learners from Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan whose identities are in a state of adaptation in the process of learning. It is observed that English language has a dominance by its number of learners which are increasing day by day and it has become a medium of communication by many of the cultures adopting it as a ‘must learn language’.

Keywords: Identity; investment; English learners’ identity; English language learning.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/11-18-04

Publication date:September 30th 2021

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