A Study about Use of Foreign Language in the Students__ Assessment as a Barrier in Exact Evaluation of the Individual__s Expertise of the Material


In this age of an information-based global education & economy, standards are strategically important as marketing tools and also required to interconnect such activities. The flow of technology is usually from the west for last several decades. The under developed countries has to rely on that literature to keep them on the track of development. For an instance, Pakistan has no core engineering books written in Urdu so the medium of instruction and examination has to be the English for Engineering Education. Same is the case for other professions. Hence medium of primary school education has to be English in order to enter in such professional education programs. It takes multiple region of the brain in the language processing. Reading a scientific literature gets a doubly job for a reader when it__s in the foreign language. Hence more focus is shifted to understand the language then understanding the concept explained. Countries like China & Japan are the good examples of economic and technology giants of today__s world who started up the journey with translation of scientific books to their native language. A study is therefore designed to evaluate the role of language in the correct assessment and understanding of the concepts. The results are supporting the hypothesis since there is an obvious shift in grades towards positive side when they were examine in their own language. The unification or standardization of education is vital but should be content based and independent of language or medium of instructions.

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Samreen Amir, Dawood University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
Chowdhry Fahad Azim, Hamdard University, Pakistan

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Conference: IICLLHawaii2016
Stream: Bilingualism

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