Materials Writing as a Result of Curriculum Change in ESP Mass Education

Lakawa, Agustin Rebecca (2001) Materials Writing as a Result of Curriculum Change in ESP Mass Education. In: The 9th Asia TEFL International Conference, 27-Jul-2001, Trisakti University.

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Compulsory ESP at Trisakti University in Jakarta is faculty based aimed at developing structural knowledge of English using language samples from the content areas. However, there is a perceived problem related to English proficiency of the students which enforce change based on the immediate needs of stakeholders i.e. tp adapt curriculum and materials. As an initial step, a two-day workshop was conducted to gather teachers’ opinion on regard to the subjects taught at every faculty. Most of the teachers were willing to adapt their syllabi and materials and further proposed the teaching of reading and writing; the teaching of writing and presentation; which was followed by the development of appropriate materials. This paper presents how the materials were design and writing, language teaching pedagogy, materials evaluation, materials editing, and the use of authentic materials. The material has been published in the form of an ESP book specifically directed to engineering students and has been used by engineering students from five departments for three semesters now. As the final step of this study, two kinds of evaluation questionnaires were administered to the students and teachers. The result of this study emphasizes that the development of approriate materials by considering students needs has a positive impact on the students willingness to continue studying ESP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning > Undergraduate Program in Architecture
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 04:06
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2018 04:06

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