This study has been conducted at one of the foremost languages university of the region. The National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, evolved out of the National Institute of Modern Languages and is the only university teaching dozens of languages. Starting from the elementary level the university offers degree programs in a number of languages/fields. The Department of English language was originally set up to offer instruction in English to diplomats stationed in Islamabad, but soon grew to be what is now the biggest English department in Pakistan with a strength of 200+ faculty members. The MA in English Linguistics & Literature was begun in 1996 and is currently the biggest MA English program in Islamabad. Although a relatively new university, the pace of development has exceeded all expectations and is a direct result of the MA in English program.