Writing performanc in English composition class : a comparative study of Bangla medium and English medium school
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Writing is one of the productive skills which sometimes seems difficult to acquire to the learners, even for native learners. There are many approaches to teach writing. But, creative writing is one approach of teaching writing which has become more dominating and familiar in recent era. In Bangladesh, Bangla medium school is implementing this approach now-a-days to teach writing in secondary (intermediate) level. The main aim of this study is to find out the actual reasons behind the poor creative writing skill of Bangla medium students. The hypothesis of this paper is – less exposes (input) to the L2 (English) is the main reason behind the poor writing skill of Bangla medium students’. For this, the researcher had observed a composition class of both medium and had collected a test sample from both Bangla medium and English medium school. The researcher also designed an interview questions for the teachers of Bangla medium school. The finding showed that, along with the less exposes (input) of L2, the pedagogical practice of grammar, delay in introducing and practicing of free writing, memorization of topic from beginning stages of learning, act as the main hindrances behind the poor writing skill. After analyzing the findings, the hypothesis has been proven true and findings also showed that, the students of Bangla medium school, really like creative writing classes and it indeed influences their language learning. Though, they are facing some other difficulties in various stages of creative writing classes, which can be solvable. Furthermore, it can be said, that the students can improve their writing skills, if, the reasons are removed eventually, under the careful observation of certified authorities.