Communication Barriers in English Language Classroom: A Study of Teachers' Perceptions in Pakistan

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This study was an effort to explore the barriers of communication faced by the teachers and students in the English language classroom that cause problems in knowledge sharing. Effective communication is necessary to make teaching effective and successful as if the information is conveyed in a poor way would not result in effective teaching. Researcher through this study tried to explore what kind of communication barriers are faced by teachers and students while learning in the classroom. A questionnaire was used for data collection from teachers of English working at secondary school level in tehsil Shujabad of district Multan, Pakistan. Researcher through this study has identified various critical types of barriers of communication, including the psychological, content, semantic, physical and environmental barriers and the strategies to overcome these barriers. This research study provides relevant information on communication barriers and what procedures are needed to be followed to overcome them.


1-Shahida Naz
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Zahoor Hussain
Lecturer, Department of English, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Malik Adnan
Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.


Teaching English, Teacher-Student Relationship, Communication Barriers

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Published: 09 2020

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