A Survey of Medical Students’ English Language Need in Indonesia Higher Education

Budianto, Langgeng (2019) A Survey of Medical Students’ English Language Need in Indonesia Higher Education. Presented at Internasional Konferensi Linguistik Tahunan Atma Jaya Ketujuh Belas, 10-12 April 2019, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.

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Developing course to fulfill the leaarners’need had to be much attention in the language teaching profession. The English courses offered in the department of medicine at the State Islamic University, Malang (SIUM) Indonesia was not based on the need of the students. This study was an attempt to investigate the most fundamental need of the 3rd semester medical students in learning English for specific purposes (ESP) course. In order to meet the students’ views toward what they need to learn, a need analysis questionnaire to 46 students in ESP classes was conducted. The medical ESP teaching is unable to meet the learning need of the students effectively, so strengtheningthe students’ English practical application and intercutural qualityis need of ESP medical students. The findings demonstrated that the students considered all four of the language skills were necessary for their academic studies and their target career. English for career development and international relationship are needed by the respondents. Speaking and reading are the skills-needed to strengthen their future career. In line with the finding toward the important language skills needed, the course developed materials for the departments was stressed accordingly on communicative context of tasks that the students needed to perform on the job effectively.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Identification, survey, ESP courses, medical students
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Langgeng Budianto
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2021 09:08


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