Preliminary analysis of management master's students English needs : considerations for esp problem based course design

Joint Authors

Kiskis, Said
Bu Dinar, Sumayyah

Source

Revue des Sciences Sociales

Issue

Vol. 18, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2021), pp.328-342, 15 p.

Publisher

Mohamed Lamine Dabaghine-Setif 2 University

Publication Date

2021-03-31

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

15

Main Topic

Education
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

Needs Analysis is considered a paramount first step in designing ESP courses.

This study aims at analysing the English language needs of 45 Master's Management students in the department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Commerce and Management at Farhat Abbes University – Setif1-.

Accordingly, the main research question is “What are Master's Management students' perceptions regarding their English language needs? ” To answer the research question, a questionnaire was designed according to the needs analysis framework suggested by Dudley-Evans and St John (1998) focusing on target needs analysis, present situation analysis, and learning situation analysis.

In the light of results, the majority of Master's students noted that ESP course is significant and beneficial for both their academic studies and for their professional future careers.

However, the results revealed the participants' dissatisfaction with the different ESP course components due to the ence of clear course objectives in addition to the mismatch between course content and learners' needs.

Therefore, students' low proficiency level in English productive skills, especially speaking skills, necessitates reconsideration of the instructional practises and requires considerable focus on the spoken communicative aspects of the target language.

Abstract FRE

L'analyse des besoins d'apprenants est une étape essentielle dans l'enseignement de l'anglais pour buts spécifiques (ESP).

Cette étude cherche à examiner les besoins en langue anglaise de 45 étudiants de Master en Management au Département de Gestion de la faculté d'Economie, de Commerce et de Gestion de l'Université Farhat Abbas - Setif -1.

Un questionnaire a été conçu selon l’approche développée par Dudley Evans et St John (1998) couvrant des aires comme : Analyse de la Situation Cible (TSA) ; Analyse de la Situation Présente (PSA) ; et Analyse des besoins d’apprentissage (LSA).

L’analyse des données a indiqué que la plupart des étudiants ont noté l'importance de l'anglais dans leur domaine d’étude académique et leur future carrière, cependant, les résultats obtenus ont aussi révélé l’insatisfaction des participants au programme d’anglais et ses composants à cause de l’inadéquation entre le contenu du cours et les besoins des apprenants.

Par conséquent, le faible niveau des étudiants dans les compétences de production, en particulier les compétences d'expression orale, nécessite de repenser des pratiques éducatives et une attention particulière aux aspects communicatifs des compétences ciblées

American Psychological Association (APA)

Bu Dinar, Sumayyah& Kiskis, Said. 2021. Preliminary analysis of management master's students English needs : considerations for esp problem based course design. Revue des Sciences Sociales،Vol. 18, no. 1, pp.328-342.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1068108

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Bu Dinar, Sumayyah& Kiskis, Said. Preliminary analysis of management master's students English needs : considerations for esp problem based course design. Revue des Sciences Sociales Vol. 18, no. 1 (2021), pp.328-342.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1068108

American Medical Association (AMA)

Bu Dinar, Sumayyah& Kiskis, Said. Preliminary analysis of management master's students English needs : considerations for esp problem based course design. Revue des Sciences Sociales. 2021. Vol. 18, no. 1, pp.328-342.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1068108

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 341-342

Record ID

BIM-1068108