BEYOND THE LECTURE: UNCOVERING LEARNERS’ INSIGHT ON PECHA KUCHA FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING IN PAKISTANI ESL CLASSROOMS
Teachers play a significant role in teaching-learning process. Teaching and learning a second or foreign language specifically English, is a tough row to hoe. Teachers use a variety of media for teaching English and one of them is an innovative Microsoft PowerPoint format known as Pecha Kucha Style. This mode of teaching and learning is used at a global level for its simplicity, effectiveness and creativity. The main aim of this study was to investigate learners’ perceptions about the effectiveness of the innovative Kecha Pucha style for teaching and learning English in ESL classrooms. The subjects involved were 360 students learning at Tertiary level in a renowned Southern Punjab University of Pakistan. The data was collected through mixed questionnaire comprising of both close and open-ended questions. The results of the study revealed that this innovative Pecha Kucha approach was engaging, enjoyable and time saving but learners did not find it effective and productive at all for teaching and learning English in ESL classrooms because it does not provide instructors with sufficient time to teach everything appropriately to learners. Moreover, they were of the view that it would not be followed for teaching and learning any course material.
Keywords: ESL Classrooms; Pakistani; Pecha Kucha; Teachers; Teacher and Learning English
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