Volume 8, Number 3

Factors Affecting Students’ Low Competence In Reading English at Primary Level in Pakistan


Muhammad Shakil, Punjab School Education Department, Pakistan


Language learning has four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Reading skill is the most important skill and valuable for effective learning process. Poor reading skill affects all other skills related to the process of language learning. English language has become an international language and proficiency in all the language skills has become the symbol of success. Students in Pakistan are facing many problems in reading English. The main focus of this paper is to explore the factors affecting students’ low competence in reading English at primary level in Pakistan. The data were collected from government primary schools from the surrounding area of Khudian Khas Kasur. Questionnaires were used to collect data. Few subject experts English were also interviewed. On the basis of the research some recommendations have been made. The present study will help the learners to eradicate their issues in improving their reading skill.


Reading, Competence, Skill, Globalization, Language & Learning