An Analysis of Medical Students; English Language need at the State Islamic University, Malang Indonesia

Budianto, Langgeng and Ifta, Zuroidah (2018) An Analysis of Medical Students; English Language need at the State Islamic University, Malang Indonesia. Presented at The 27th MELTA International Conference 2018, 18-19 Agustus 2018, Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The need for English as a professional language in medicine is beyond doubt. The English courses offered in the department of medicine at Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang 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 an ESP course. This is an obligatory three-credit course offered for non-English major, for which no specialized syllabus is proposed and as a result different teachers would select different syllabuses, methods and textbooks based on their own beliefs and experiences while hardly considering students’ actual needs. In order to meet the students’ views toward what they need to learn, a need analysis questionnaire to 40 students in ESP classes was conducted. The results revealed that the students considered all four of the language skills were necessary for their academic studies and their target career. The current medical ESP teaching cannot fully reflect and effectively meet the learning needs of medical students, therefore there is the need to strengthen students’ English practical application ability and to strengthen the overall intercultural quality of students in ESP teaching. In the process of teaching, the ESP teaching material needs to be practical and functional and the school should adopt suitable textbooks according to the actual situation of students. Thus, it is important to pay attention to the improvement of teacher’s professional level and strengthen the training of teachers.

Item Type: Conference (Speech)
Keywords: need analysis, 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 09:06


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