A Critical Study of the Teaching of Reading Skills of English as Second Language at Secondary Level in District Mardan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Keywords:Reading skills, Secondary level
Reading skills are the backbone of learning a foreign language i.e.
English. Secondary level is a complete stage of education in itself.
After its completion a certificate is awarded. The researcher
focused on theevaluation of the teaching of reading skills of
English at secondary level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan). The
data regarding the mentioned topic were collected with the help of
classroom observation. Thirty classrooms of English at secondary
level were selected as sample of the study from 30 different Boys
Higher Secondary schools of Mardan. The observation checklist
covered all the areas and aspects of the teaching of the reading
skills. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed with the
help of Chi-square formula. The analysis of the data revealed that
there is a dearth of highly trained Englishlanguage teachers in
District Mardan,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. This research
paper is very beneficial for the English teachers especially for the
secondary level English teachers to look back over their practices
of teaching English language.