English occupies a very important place in today’s society because of its international value. Any nation who wants to make progress and achieve high goals must keep a link with the rest of the world and to do so it has to learn the language of communication that is English. The British Raj left a useful legacy of learning English in the subcontinent. Unfortunately, instead of building on that heritage, the Pakistan seem to have lost the interest and will to learn English well. Pakistan schools, the curriculum and the teachers all seem to be clueless as far as the objectives of learning English are concerned.
Furthermore, teaching of English in Pakistan faces various hurdles. Some are genuine and beyond the control of individual teacher but other problems can be overcome with commitment and hardwork. An average Pakistani student teams his mother tongue first which may not be Urdu always, it may be Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto, Balochi, Saraiki, etc. When a child enters the school, he / she has to learn Urdu as it is national language. Before it he also learns Arabic for religious studies. So after learning these languages, he starts learning English. The other problems are psychological problems.
Psychological problems are those which are related to the psyche of the learner. The term psychology is formation of two words psyshe and logos meaning the soul and study of talk respectively. This implies the original definition of psychology as the study of soul which was later, stated as that of mind and consciousness too. It is said,”Psychology attempts to find relationship between stimuli and responses with reference to the organism” and “It is the scientific study of behavior and mental process of organism”.