• Muhammad Anwar Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • Arif Khan Masood Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • Saqib Abbas Benazir Bhutto University, Lyari Karachi


BS students, Corpus linguistics, Government university, Dictionaries, Target language


This study discusses the use of corpus linguistics as a valuable teaching tool to teach English compulsory to BS students and certain issues which arise when using corpus linguistics as a teaching tool to teach English language to BS students at a government university in Karachi. Corpus linguistics is an important area within applied linguistics, but it is also a valuable tool to teach and learn a language through computers and books. This study shows the effectiveness of corpus linguistics for teaching English language at BS level. It was quantitative research in which an experimental design was used. For this purpose, the data was collected from 54 students at a government university studying at BS 1st Semester. The findings of this study suggest that using corpus linguistics as a tool plays a significant role in making students know about the usage of words with different prepositions and multiple meanings, their frequency and about the natural way of using English language (collocation) which are very important for the learners who are learning English as a second or foreign language.

Author Biography

Arif Khan Masood, Bahria University Karachi Campus

Senior Lecturer

Humanitites & Social Sciences 


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How to Cite

Muhammad Anwar, Masood, A. K., & Saqib Abbas. (2024). USING CORPUS LINGUISTICS AS A VALUABLE TEACHING TOOL TO TEACH ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO BS STUDENTS AT A GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITY. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics, 11. Retrieved from