REPORT ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE FOR THE
CAPACITY BUILDING OF HEC EMPLOYEES
Learning Innovation Department conducted 8 days Intensive English Language Course
for the Capacity Building of HEC Employees. The target group was HEC officials
Following areas were pinpointed during the Workshop:
The course started on 26th August, 2008 with an opening ceremony held at Learning
Innovation Department. After Recitation from the Holy Quran, an introduction regarding
Learning Innovation Department was given by Director LI, Mr. Fida Hussain followed by
Course Introduction given by Mr. Muhammad Junaid who was the Course Coordinator.
At the end formal address was delivered by Director General Learning Innovation
Department in which different areas of the Course were highlighted and participants were
advised to remain punctual and attentive in order to have good sip of the particular
In English Language Course, 15 Participants from various departments of HEC
participated. The main focus was on Activity based exercises and drills that were given
by eminent Resource Persons’. On very first day, a Pretest was conducted in order to
know the major weaknesses of nominated participants, so that they may overcome in
future. Based on their Results, activities were adjusted accordingly.
At the end, a Comprehensive Post Test was conducted under the supervision of Director
LI, the Course Coordinator and two Resource persons’. Pretests and posttests were then
compared for the final results. These final results were then sent to the respective
At last formal Closing ceremony was held at LI Department on 9th September, 2008 in
which Certificates were distributed to all the participants. The Chief Guest was Advisor
Quality Assurance and Learning Innovation Department, Prof. Dr. Riaz Hussain Qureshi.
In his message, he stressed the importance of English Language in official writing and
speaking and appreciated the efforts made by the Learning Innovation Department in
conducting such successful course.
Recommendations based on the Outcome/Evaluation:
The course was very informative and effective and overall learning of the participants
was good. Due to long Sessions and very short intensive time, Course objectives suffered
a bit. Good evaluation was given at the end by the participants. It is suggested to start
these sorts of courses for long period of time with one to two sessions a day so that
participants could easily take classes in parallel to their normal office routines. There is a
need of arranging more Expert Resource Persons on the said subject so that course
objectives will fully meet for the next time. Only those areas needs to be covered which
are highly relevant to the need of the respective course. Based on the recommendations
and evaluation, it is suggested that more courses related to the office routine work needs
to be arranged for the official staff as well as officers.
Assistant Director (LI)