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A comparative analysis of Engineering students' problems in speaking and writing

Sarudin, Isarji and Mohamad Ali, Afiza and Zubairi, Ainol Madziah (2009) A comparative analysis of Engineering students' problems in speaking and writing. In: International Conference on Teaching and Learning, 16-18 November 2009, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to investigate the English language problems in terms of speaking and writing skills of engineering students at a technical university in Malaysia based on the perceptions of students and English language lecturers. The study was conducted within the framework of needs analysis as part of the larger curriculum review exercise in the effort to redesign English language courses that meet the needs of the stakeholders. A 15-item questionnaire was formulated and distributed to 612 engineering students and 36 English language lecturers of the technical university. The findings of the survey indicated that there is a difference between students’ and lecturers’ perceptions of students’ problems in speaking and writing. Based on the findings of the study relevant recommendations were made to assist in the decision making process of the curriculum review exercise.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 422/10351
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language problems, Speaking, Writing, Curriculum review, English for Specific Purposes, Needs analysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Isarji Sarudin
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 09:12
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 17:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10531

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