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Introduction

 

Welcome to the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

Nested in the heart of Islamabad, Allama Iqbal Open University is a great place to work and study. With students coming from all across the country, it is one of the most diverse and culturally rich universities in Pakistan and the only one offering an open mode of learning. Part of Allama Iqbal Open University, the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, established in 1974, aspires to lead in academic and research fields in the critically vital, twin streams of English Literature and Applied Linguistics. In line with the overall academic style of AIOU, it stands unique amongst other Institutions in the distance learning facilities it provides to scholars at all levels. In a contemporary era of increased media use, online courses not only make learning stress-free but accessible by successfully providing education at the doorsteps for students living in far flung areas, thus translating the AIOU philosophy of “Education for All” into a sure reality.