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CONSIDERATIONS ON NEEDS ANALYSIS IN ESP TEACHING. A CASE STUDY
CONSIDERATIONS ON NEEDS ANALYSIS IN ESP TEACHING. A CASE STUDY

Author(s): Cristina Andrada Muresan, Bianca Doris Bretan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura U. T. Press
Keywords: ESP; needs analysis; course design; professional needs; higher education.

Summary/Abstract: The current article investigates the extent to which adult learners’ needs are reflected in ESP syllabus design. Based on a classroom survey, the study bridges the gap between the linguistic needs specific for a group of adult learners and course syllabus. Their professional needs are considered in terms of useful topics, skills and competences development, short and long-term career aims. The needs analysis questionnaire was pre-tested on and applied to Biology students. The structure of the article is the following: first, needs analysis are presented in relation to teaching ESP; then, a rationale for the study is given and the aims are established; finally, the findings are interpreted in the context of changes in teaching paradigms towards student-centred approaches.

  • Issue Year: 16/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 75-82
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English