The English Needs of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Students at Tertiary Education Context: Students’ Voices
- 10.2991/ictte-18.2018.79How to use a DOI?
- need analysis, learners’ needs, Occupational Safety and Health, ESP
One of the significant contributions of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to the wider world of ELT is the development of thorough needs analysis as the cornerstone of ESP. It consisted of assessing the communicative needs of learners and particular strategy in achieving the learning goals for particular discipline. This article aim at investigating the learning needs and the target needs of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Diploma students in Indonesia. This research adopted mix method which use questionnaire and open-ended interview to obtain the data from 84 OSH students. The observation and document analysis are conducted to investigate the learners’ need. The result of the research revealed that the students have high importance toward English for any reasons mainly to support their targeted job as safety officer aside from getting fluent in communication both in oral and written text. It became the major necessity in learning English at university level. Most students were put in intermediate level shows their lack in English learning. Dealing the students’ wants, they mostly interested in learning OSH vocabularies. The responses of the participants indicated the need for exposure to an integrated English skill both in macro and micro level. This research implies that need analysis for particular field is necessary to be conducted for designing and developing the effective ESP instruction.
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TY - CONF AU - Sri Haryati AU - Dewi Rochsantiningsih AU - Gunarso Susilohadi AU - Hefy Suistyowati PY - 2018/09 DA - 2018/09 TI - The English Needs of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Students at Tertiary Education Context: Students’ Voices BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2018 (ICTTE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 422 EP - 428 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-18.2018.79 DO - 10.2991/ictte-18.2018.79 ID - Haryati2018/09 ER -