NEEDS ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES IN UNIVERSITI SELANGOR – THE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS
Needs analysis was conducted in order to identify 113 students’ perceptions toward the learning of language components (vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation) and language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) which are included in the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Universiti Selangor. The findings indicate that students acknowledge the importance of all the language components. However, most students think that vocabulary is difficult compared to grammar, whereas the least difficult component is pronunciation. More students are engaged in listening and reading activities compared to writing. Nevertheless, students responded that they have the least engagement in speaking activity. Similarly, students think that they are more developed in listening and reading skills but lack of development in writing and speaking skills. The findings of this study will assist the instructors and the institution to refine the syllabus and improve the approach in the teaching of EAP in Unisel.
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