Motivational ESP material at higher educational institution in Indonesia

Lakawa, Agustin Rebecca (2008) Motivational ESP material at higher educational institution in Indonesia. In: 3rd International English Language Teaching Materials Conference 2008 Melaka – Malaysia, 15-Oct-2008, Trisakti University, Jakarta - Indonesia.

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At Trisakti University, Jakarta - Indonesia, the teaching of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is based on the need of each faculty which aims to develop both reading and writing skills using language samples from content areas relating to the disciplines of each faculty. This method was originated with presumptions that the more specific the content of the language course the more motivated the learners would be. However, students’ enrolment in the ESP course does not necessarily represent their level of motivation in learning English. Their immediate needs to learn ESP resolved from their understanding on the importance of English for future careers which exemplified mostly from outside classroom. This study shows that students’ motivation will improve based on the awareness of the importance of English through the use of more appropriate materials to students needs and to their conditions accordingly. The students show improved and varied efforts in performing classroom tasks and exercises which represent increase on their level of motivation. As a result, students state that their level of integrative motivation is higher than their instrumental motivation because they realize that English is needed not only for job related or pragmatic reasons but also for more integrative reasons.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning > Undergraduate Program in Architecture
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 03:12
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 03:12

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