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English Communication Needs of Engineering Students
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages: 69-77
Received: Feb. 18, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 25, 2019; Published: Apr. 22, 2019
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Dwi Poedjiastutie, English Department, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, Indonesia
Lailatul Rifah, Language Centre, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, Indonesia
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Oral communication is critical for engineer graduates to be more competitive in the work-places. In foreign and second language teaching, one of several consequences is the increasing importance attached to careful studies of learner needs as a prerequisite for effective course design. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the oral communication needs of Civil Engineering students at UMM and so as to examine the challenges engineering students face to fulfill the needs. Qualitative research was employed in this study. Research of this type is always based on the voices and interpretations of the participants. Therefore, in this study, the ideas and perspectives of Civil Engineering students were constructed by following this approach. As in qualitative a theory was constructed from the new data rather than the old ones. The participants of this study were students of Civil Engineering Department who were enrolled in the sixth and eight semesters and attended the internship program in academic year 2017-2018. The research instruments used in this study are: Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Web-based Survey. The finding showed that oral communication was strongly needed by the engineering students.
Needs Analysis, Engineering Students, Communication, ESP, EFL Learners
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Dwi Poedjiastutie, Lailatul Rifah, English Communication Needs of Engineering Students, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 69-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20190702.13
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