A comparative study of learning English as a second language between physically disabled and normal learners
Dr. Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Iqra Iqbal, Maryam Iqbal, Zunaira Khan
The aim of this study was to analyze the difference and mechanism of learning English as a second language between the physically disabled and normal learners at Elementary level. It was a mixed method research study that included both qualitative and quantitative data. Two types tool were used to collect the data. The quantitative data was collected by using a questionnaire having 30 close ended items and the qualitative data was collected by four open ended questions, from the 40 teachers of both types of schools. The checklist was made for observation of both type of students’ classroom. 20 classrooms were observed by the researchers. The collected quantitative data set was analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 20) and qualitative data sets were analyzed qualitatively. Based on the qualitative and qualitative analysis results were deducted and based on the results findings were produced. The findings helped to recommend certain measures to solve the problems in learning English as a second language by physically disabled and normal learners.