Influence of English as a Second Language on Personality of Private Universitys students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Second Language Learners

Abdullah Barki, Uzma Khalil, Noureen Waqar


The aim of this study is to find out the influence of English as a Second language (ESL) on the personality of male Pashtun students studying at City University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar (CUSIT) which is a private university of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Semi-structured interviews were conducted using purposive sampling technique from thirty male students of Department of English of City University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar. The participants were the native speakers of Pashto; therefore, the present study aims to investigate the influence of ESL on male Pashtun students. The study shows male students experience change in their personality while learning English as a second language. It also highlights ESL learning as an essential element of motivation for Pashtun male students. Students were found more expressive and extrovert. The present study recommends educational policy makers to design policies which can improve students personality in a positive way.

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