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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

ISSN 1682-3257

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S.Thivviyah Sanmugam. TARGET SITUATION NEEDS ANALYSIS: EXPLORING THE LINGUISTIC NEEDS OF POLYTECHNIC ENGINEERING STUDENTS ACROSS THREE MAJORS

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a English language needs analysis carried out at a Malaysian Polytechnic among  engineering students from three different majors specifically; civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.Through the implementation of a needs analysis questionnaire to 120 students in Communicative English classes the perceived important linguistic needs of learners in terms of skills and sub-skills are specified. In addition, the students' linguistic wants and lacks, attitude towards their current English language course and expectations towards their English language lecturers are analyzed. The paper concludes with some pedagogical implications to improve and develop the current English language course .

Keywords: Target Situation Analysis, Linguistic Needs, Engineering students 

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