Needs Analysis-Based Approaches to English Language Teaching for Science Students

Muhamad Hasbi

Abstract


Teaching English to science students can be a lot more challenging compared to teaching it to English students due to the more basic but complex issues such as student motivation and perspective toward English learning which must be dealt with strategic approaches. This reflective study explored the use of needs analysis-based pedagogical approaches to teaching English to students of Science Education Department, IAIN Salatiga in the first semester of the academic year of 2016/2017. (1) Needs analysis form covering student attitude, choice of topic, and choice of types of learning activities, (2) direct classroom observation and (3) student post course evaluation sheet were in use to gather the data which later was analyzed quantitatively. The research found that, in an ESP class, conducting student needs analysis was paramount prior to designing pedagogical activities and had a significant contribution in the lesson plan decision-making with strong efficiency relevance in its learning application as student evaluation concluded with a high rated score.

 

Keywords: English for science, needs analysis, approach


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