Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2016)

English Needs Analysis of Non-English Major Undergraduates in Private Universities A Case Study

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Zhili Hou
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Available Online December 2016.
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Keywords
needs analysis; English learning; private universities
Abstract
Learners' needs analysis plays an important role in the teaching of college English. If intensive needs analysis is undone in foreign language education, it is impossible to raise the talents truly required by the society. Researches on needs analysis are on the rise in recent years in foreign language education. But research achievements are limited. Needs analysis, which has not been given due attention, is still a weak link in foreign language education. Research into needs analysis on college English is limited, and achievements are scarce. This thesis carried out research as the starting point, needs analysis theory as guide, Huanghe Science and Technology University as an example. The researcher addressed the following research questions: (1). What are the English learning needs of non-English major undergraduates (2). What are the employers' perception of undergraduates' workplace English language needs and evaluation of college English teaching (3). What are the implications for college English teaching The result would provide valuable reference for needs analysis study, teaching reform, and policy-making in foreign language education.Based on the basic needs of triangulation by modern social sciences, three-dimension method was employed in this thesis to ensure scientificity and accuracy.Based on the results of the study, some implications were put forward.
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