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|Title: ||ASSESSEMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL NEEDS OF LEARNERS: AMBO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE APPLIED CHEMISTRY STUDENTS IN FOCOUS|
|Authors: ||BEKELE, DABA|
|Advisors: ||Elizabeth Ayalew|
|Keywords: ||ASSESSMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE|
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL NEEDS
|Copyright: ||Jan-2009 |
|Date Added: ||7-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this study was to assess English language needs of applied chemistry students at
Ambo University College, using the research tools of questionnaires and interview.
The questionnaires were designed and distributed to applied chemistry students, major course
instructors, applied chemistry graduates and employers while the semi- structured interview was
conducted to English language instructors at Ambo University College. The data gathered using
these instruments were compared and contrasted
The finding from the analyzed data revealed that, both the students in applied chemistry
programme and graduates at professional settings need the English course as ESP in chemistry.
To this end, it has been suggested that the English language course otiered ~i)applied chemistry
progrsmme'should enable chemists practice the four English language macro-skills with a wide
range of activities of sub-skills. Furthermore, the contents, issues or terms, which are selected as
subjects or topics to practice the language skills, should be chemistry and chemistry-related ones.
Based on the finding of the study, it has been recommended that syllabus designers need to
design appropriate English syllabus and language learning materials for applied chemistry
students taking in to account the students' needs of English for academic and future pn' Iessionsl
use. Besides, instructors of English course for applied chemistry students should take t.se results
of the study in to account in their respectivejobs.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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