MS Dissertations

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES

MS Applied Linguistics Programme

List of MSAL Research

 

S #

Topic

Name of Students

Supervisor

Status

01

Exploring the Perceptions of Stakeholders Regarding the Usefulness of English Courses Taught at ADE/B. Ed

Nimrah Anis

NED/2866/2013-14

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

02

Teaching Strategies to Alleviate ESL

Speaking Anxiety of Undergraduate Students: An Experimental Investigation

Aisha Khan

NED/2851/2013-14

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

03

Speaking Anxiety Among Pakistani English Language Learners at Tertiary Level

Syed Qaiser Hussain

NED/2869/2013-14

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

04

Teaching English as an International

Language in Pakistan: Reflections in Tertiary Level Degree Programmes

Muhammad Bilal

NED/2862/2013-14

Dr. Imran Khan

Completed

05

Systematic Implementation of

Communicative Language Teaching Method in ESL / EFL Classroom

Hatesh Kumar

NED/2856/2013-14

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

06

Using Three Tier Evaluation in Tertiary EAP Writing Classrooms: A Strategy for Enhancing Students’ Engagement

and Achievements and Tackling Classroom Challenges in Public

Sector ESL Context

Mahwish Arif

NED/2860/2013-14

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

07

Code-mixing and borrowing in Pakistani Urdu newspapers: Linguistic features and attitude of the readers

Huma Akhtar

NED/2857/2013-14

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

08

Relating Learning Styles Preferences of

Engineering Students with Scanning Information in Text

Asmara Shafqat

NED/2852/2013-14

Dr. Fatima Zia Dar

Completed

09

Practices of English Language Teachers for Grammar Teaching at Primary Level in KMC Schools of Karachi

Samra Arshad

NED/2867/2013-14

Dr. Najeeb us Saqlain

Completed

10

Evolution of English as an International

language: Historical Developments, Theoretical Underpinnings for

Contemporary Applied Linguistics Professional

Nida Saeed

NED/2865/2013-14

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

11

Factors that Effect ESL Reader¿s

Comprehension Performance: The Pakistani Undergraduate Context

Hamna Khalid

NED/2855/2013-14

Dr. Imran Khan

Completed

12

Difficulties in Implementing Learners-Centered Approach at Tertiary ESL Classrooms: Experiences of ELTs in Karachi

Farhana Yasmeen Qadri

NED/2854/2013-14

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

13

Analyzing Facebook English of Karachi Youth

Farah Anbreen

NED/2853/2013-14

Ms. Rahila Huma Anwar

Completed

14

Practices, Problems and Coping Strategies Pass of Teaching Speaking Skills at Tertiary Level in Pakistan

Shagufta Yasmeen

NED/2635/2014-15

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

15

Improving Tertiary ESL Readers' Pass

Comprehension Performance Explicit Cognitive Strategy Instructions:

A Quasi Experimental Study

Alaina Khan

NED/2621/2014-15

Dr. Imran Khan

Completed

16

Language Assessment Practices of In-service Tertiary ELTs and Effects of Language Assessment Education

on their practices

Samreen Humayun

NED/2634/2014-15

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

17

Exploring Language Assessment Practices in English for Academic Purposes at Undergraduate Level in Karachi

Almas Ashraf

NED/2624/2014-15

Prof. Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

18

Exploring Teacher Cognition of Tertiary ESL Teachers in Karachi: What Teachers

Ufaq Bint-e-Jamal

NED/2638/2014-15

Prof. Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

19

Promoting Functional Diversity for the

Engineering Industry Needs: A Case-Study of `Functional English Syllabus at Tertiary Level

Nazra Zahid

NED/2631/2014-15

Dr. Fatima Rehan Dar

Completed

20

Tertiary ESL Learners' Language Identity Motivation and Investment for Learning English Language

Shazia Mushtaque

NED/2636/2014-15

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

21

ESP Teaching Practices at Tertiary Level in Pakistan

Rehmat Ali

NED/2632/2014-15

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

22

Teaching Writing Skills at Tertiary Level through Controlled Writing Style: A Tertiary Level Quasi-Experimental Study at Nazeer Hussain University, Karachi

Amber Nasreen Anjum

NED/2625/2014-15

Ms. Rahila Huma Anwar

Completed

23

Adapting The Grade Nine Textbook of English Compulsory to Make Provision for Communicative Language Teaching Approach in Language Classrooms at Public Schools in Province of Sindh

Asma Sadiq

NED/2626/2014-15

Ms. Hina Manzoor

Completed

24

Using Authentic Materials to Promote and Improve Listening and Speaking Skills of ESL Learners

Iqbal Hussain

NED/2628/2014-15

Mr. Muhammad Asim Khan

Completed

25

Perceptions of English Language Teachers' and Students' Towards the Use of CMC Tools in Language Teaching at Two Universities in Karachi

Munir Masih

NED/2630/2014-15

Dr. Natasha Memon

Completed

26

Exploring the Motivational Impact of blended teaching on Pakistani Public Sector Undergraduate Students

Ali Sher

NED/2622/2014-15

Dr. Natasha Memon

Completed

27

Strategies & Practices Fostering Learners' Autonomy at Intermediate Level in Public Colleges in Pakistan

Rukhsana

NED/2633/2014-15

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

28

The Effects of Strategy Based Reading

Instruction on Reading Comprehension, Reading Anxiety & Metacognitive Reading Strategy Awareness of Pakistani Undergraduate Students

Muhammad Younus

NED/3001/2015-16

Dr. Imran Khan

Completed

28

Use of Instructional Technology in Teaching English Language at Tertiary level: Practices, effectiveness and

Challenge

Syed Muhammad Sajid Seraj

NED/3003/2015-16

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

29

Pedagogical Perspective of Meta-discourse Markers in L2 Academic Writing of Under-Graduate Learners at an Engineering University: A Case Study

Beenish

NED/3004/2015-16

Dr. Imran Khan

Completed

30

ELTA and IESOL Training Programs:

Evaluation on Kirkpatrick

Sumra Peeran

NED/3005/2015-16

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

31

Teaching English writing skills to tertiary level ESL learners through TBLT

Nasirullah Khan

NED/3006/2015-16

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

32

A Language-Focused Needs Analysis for ESL Nursing Students in Private Sector, Pakistan

Barera Quadri

NED/3007/2015-16

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

33

Using Genre- Analysis for Teaching Job

Application Writing in a Tertiary Business Communication Class

Zahra Khan

NED/3008/2015-16

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

34

English as a Medium of Instruction at a

Primary School Level, Perceptions and Practices

Muhammad Yasir Khan

NED/3011/2015-16

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

35

Pakistani ESL Learners’ Attitude and

Motivation towards English Language Learning

Kainat Sheikh

NED/3012/2015-16

Dr. Habibullah Pathan

Completed

36

Teaching Essay writing through Process-genre approach: An Experimental Study

Itrat Zahra

NED/3013/2015-16

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

37

An Ethnographic Investigation of the

Intergenerational Language Shift and Maintenance in the Urban Ethnolinguistic Community

Hina Mohammad Ali

NED/3015/2015-16

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

38

Systematic Reading instruction in Tertiary ESL Reading classroom: A systematic strategy for improving students’ reading skills, reading comprehension and Language Performance

Sadia Fayyaz Alam

NED/3019/2015-16

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

39

Perceptions of English Language Teachers and Teachers Trainer about Communicative Competence and

Implementation of CLT

Farzana Alam

NED/3020/2015-16

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

40

Exploring Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions about English Medium Instructions (EMI) at Tertiary Level in Engineering College / University of Pakistan

Shahid Iqbal

NED/3021/2015-16

Mr. M. Asim Khan

On-going

41

Critical Discourse Analysis of the Language of Pakistani Advertisements: An Insight to Discourse, Power &

Ideology

Saniya Jawed

NED/3001/2016-17

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

42

Exploring the Patterns of Code-Switching in Pakistani Urdu TV Talk Shows

Syeda Bushra Zaidi

NED/3002/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

43

The Impact of Teacher¿s Written Corrective Feedback and Students¿ Self- Reflection on Writing Skills at Tertiary

Samina Kalsoom

NED/3003/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

44

English Language Reading & Writing

Anxiety among Private Sector BBA Students in Karachi

Jehanzeb Khan

NED/3004/2016-17

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

45

Correlating Writing Strategies, Writing

Performance, Personality Traits and Autonomy of ESL Learners at

Tertiary Level

Sidra Awan

NED/3008/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

46

Perceptions of Native Sindhi Speakers

Towards Sindhi, Urdu and English in a Multilingual Context: An Exploration

Javeria Ali Wadho

NED/3017/2016-17

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

47

Exploring the Patterns of Code-Switching in Pakistani Urdu TV Talk Shows

Syeda Bushra Zaidi

NED/3002/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

48

Promoting Autonomy Through Exploring Multidimensional Vocabulary Learning Strategies: From Input to Uptake

Lubna Sana

NED/3005/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

49

Perceptions of ESL Students and Teachers About the Effectiveness of English as Medium of Instruction in Pakistan

Feryal Sarfaraz

NED/3006/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

50

The Impact of Periodic Assessments on the Perceptions of Pakistani Literacy Teachers: Exploring the Knowledge /

Practice Dichotomy

Syeda Atifa Batool

NED/3007/2016-17

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

51

Perception of Teachers on Reflective

Practice in ESL Classroom

Hira Khadim

NED/3011/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

52

Language Learning Strategies and their

impact on Academic Achievement of ESL Students

Saba Qadir

NED/3016/2016-17

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

53

Content Used in the Course Developed for Sindhi Literary Reading Skills at Primary Level

Maheen Tufail Dahraj

NED/3021/2016-17

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

54

A holistic approach to SLT’s Professional Development in Reading: A Framework for Reading Awareness, Development and Instructions

Saira Shad

NED/3020/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

55

Exploring the Learner and Teacher beliefs about English Language Learning and Teaching

Asma Ahmed

NED/3022/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

56

Paper Based Testing Versus Computer Based Testing: The Effect on Reading Performance of Pakistani Undergraduate ESL Learners and their Perceptions

Muhammad Ali Khan

NED/3009/2016-17

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

57

Exploring Pakistani English: A Corpus Analysis of Pakistani English Newspapers, Magazines and University Correspondence

Wafa Mansoor

NED/3001/2017-18

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

58

Developing Speaking Skills and Fluency of ESL Students through Task-Based Language Teaching

Aisha Majeed

NED/3012/2017-18

Dr. Natasha Memon

Completed