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Title: ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR DESIGNING AN APROPRIATE ENGLISH COURSE FOR THE YARED MUSIC SCHOOL
Authors: HAILEMARIAM, KEKEBA
Advisors: Dr. Taddele Adamu
Keywords: appropriate English course
Yared Music school
Copyright: Jun-1993
Date Added: 25-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The purpose or this study was to establish preliminary criteria tor designing ~ appropriate English course tor the tared Music School. To achieve this, the existing English programme of the school was assessed; questionnaires, interviews and teaching materials were/also used. Concerning the existing English programme t the results revealed little or no correspondence between the English syllabus of the school and the textbooks in use, both in terms of objectives and contents. More over, it was also found that to a large measure neither the syUabus nor the textbooks corresponded with the needs of students. Question ~aires were distributed to subject teachers, studen~ graduates of the Yared Music Bchool and their employers in which they were asked to indicate the degree of importance of macroskills and language activities in their respective contexts. Students were asked to show the frequency with which they were required to use macro-skillS and Language activities in learning other music subjects in general and in learning I selected corurses of the school. They were also asked to rank 10 selected topic areas of interest they like to be engaged in in their 3nglish clas3~s. The results indica~ed that for most ot the four subject groups, the receptive skills, listening and reading, were regarded as the most important. Next to them, writing was considered important, followed by speaking in both academic and occupational contexts. Similarly, the most important and or f
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3981
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