An exploratory study of English teaching and learning in three Alia Madrasahs of Bangladesh
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Over time, global, economic, social and political diagram has transformed significantly. All those components had contributed an extension and alteration in the traditional culture, which, in bi-product had resulted into a mixed cultural environment. Consequently, English, as language has become an inseparable part of any society, which intends to globalize and share culture or ideas with other group, people or country. In Bangladesh, the condition of learning skills or knowledge, be it for academic or hobbies has developed to a greater extent due to expansion of modern initiatives and digitalization. English, as a language is given high significance in case of learning and attaining proficiency both for academic and optional reasons. But the scenario is different in the Alia Madrasahs of Bangladesh. Modern methods, initiatives and expansion of scope in learning and expertizing in English language is ignored, which resulted crisis in the advancement of the students of Alia Madrasah. Moreover, though the Government of Bangladesh has formulated various general rules and regulations to improve this condition. However, due to religious, financial issues or the traditional mainstreams prevailing in the Alia Madrasahs, English language proficiency has been limited to a slower growth. Causes such as lack of understanding about the importance of learning English and its main objective i.e. communication is also responsible for this adverse situation. This study explores the contemporary picture of English language learning and teaching in the Alia Madrasahs of Bangladesh. The complications that have been observed are shortage of the administrative and technical factors which affect progressive English learning. The students’ motivation towards learning English language, failure of attaining proficiency which delays proper English learning, shortcomings of digitalization implemented for the learning process of English language in the Alia Madrasahs of Bangladesh, along with others.