Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(1), pp. 1 - 5
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040101
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I Learn What I Need: Needs Analysis of English Learning in Taiwan


I-Ju Chen 1,*, Yung-Hao Chang 2, Wei-Huan Chang 1
1 Language Center, Ling Tung University, Taiwan
2 Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Ling Tung University, Taiwan

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the needs analysis of English learning from the viewpoints of students and the real needs of employers regarding English usage at the workplace. A questionnaire was administered to 60 participants comprising 30 senior students and 30 employers. After quantitative analysis, the results demonstrated that students and employers had different perspectives of English learning needs, especially regarding listening and speaking skills. In addition, the skills learned in school do not totally match the skills required by employers in the workplace.

KEYWORDS
Needs Analysis, English for Specific Purposes, Students' Needs, Employers' Needs

Cite this paper
I-Ju Chen , Yung-Hao Chang , Wei-Huan Chang . "I Learn What I Need: Needs Analysis of English Learning in Taiwan." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.1 (2016) 1 - 5. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040101.