An Investigation on the Effectiveness of the English Literary Elements in Improving English Language at Undergraduate Level

  •  Arshad Ali    
  •  Syed Hyder Raza Shah    
  •  Shahid Hussain Mughal    
  •  Ghulam Muhiuddin Solangi    
  •  Muhammad Arif Soomro    


The English has become a lingua-franca language, thus to promote the English language’s interest in the people with the teachings of English literature is regarded as the competence of the learners in the Target Language(TL).Thus,the study aims to investigate the effectiveness of English literary elements in improving English language at undergraduate level. The qualitative method was preferred for collecting the data in which 15 participants were involved, 5 of them were university lecturers and rest of them were the students of English Department Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sanghar Campus. Semi-structured interviews were conducted from the participants and the data was analyzed by the thematic process. The findings of the research indicated that the English literary elements are helpful in the favor of improving English language. It was also declared that movies and dramas affect the English language more effectively. English literary elements affect the learners’ language competence in the different areas as; Listening and speaking. These elements help the learners to learn the language more effectively, and these elements play important role in improving the comprehensions of the learners. The study suggests that there should be integration of movies and dramas in the favor of students as they could get more fluency in English and the study also suggests that the material in the class should be used related to the learning area of the students.

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