MS Dissertations

MS Dissertations

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES

MS Applied Linguistics Programme

List of Students’ Dissertations

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

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

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

Ufaq Bint-e-Jamal

NED/2638/2014-15

Prof. Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

17

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

18

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

Shazia Mushtaque

NED/2636/2014-15

Dr.

Sajida Zaki

Completed

19

ESP Teaching Practices at Tertiary Level in Pakistan

Rehmat Ali

NED/2632/2014-15

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

20

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

21

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

22

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

23

ELTA and IESOL Training Programs:

Evaluation on Kirkpatrick

Sumra Peeran

NED/3005/2015-16

Dr. Hina Hussain Kazmi

Completed

24

Teaching English writing skills to tertiary level ESL learners through TBLT

Nasirullah Khan

NED/3006/2015-16

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

25

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

Barera Quadri

NED/3007/2015-16

Dr. Hina Hussain

Kazmi

Completed

26

Using Genre- Analysis for Teaching Job

Application Writing in a Tertiary Business Communication Class

Zahra Khan

NED/3008/2015-16

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

27

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

28

Pakistani ESL Learners’ Attitude and

Motivation towards English Language Learning

Kainat Sheikh

NED/3012/2015-16

Dr. Habibullah

Pathan

Completed

29

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

Itrat Zahra

NED/3013/2015-16

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

30

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

31

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

Syeda Bushra Zaidi

NED/3002/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

Completed

35

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

36

English Language Reading & Writing

Anxiety among Private Sector BBA Students in Karachi

Jehanzeb Khan

NED/3004/2016-17

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

Completed

37

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

38

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

39

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

Syeda Bushra Zaidi

NED/3002/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

On-going

40

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

Lubna Sana

NED/3005/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

On-going

41

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

On-going

42

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

On-going

43

Perception of Teachers on Reflective

Practice in ESL Classroom

Hira Khadim

NED/3011/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

On-going

44

Language Learning Strategies and their

impact on Academic Achievement of ESL Students

Saba Qadir

NED/3016/2016-17

Dr. Muhammad Fareed

On-going

45

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

On-going

46

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

On-going

47

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

Asma Ahmed

NED/3022/2016-17

Dr. Sajida Zaki

On-going

48

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

Wafa Mansoor

NED/3001/2017-18

Dr. Sajida Zaki

On-going

49

The Role of Administrative Feedback in Teachers' Evaluation at Public Primary School

Fouzia Malik

NED/3011/2017-18

Dr. Natasha Memon

On-going

50

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

Aisha Majeed

NED/3012/2017-18

Dr. Natasha Memon

On-going