Trương Thị Phương Chi, Hồ Thị Hồng Phúc


Designing an ESP course-book for technical students to meet their demand for applying effectively in workplace is crucial and practical. This study explored the needs of electronic students at Hue Industrial College (HIC) towards a suggested syllabus. Also, the research aimed to gain some insights into material sources, language structures and functions needed in ESP course. Subjects for this study included 50 electronic students, 4 English teachers and 5 subject instructors at HIC and 30 former electronic students currently working in domestic and foreign companies in Vietnam. Data were collected through questionnaires and interviews, then analyzed by quantitative and qualitative methods. The findings of study pointed out students’ needs in ESP course, such as purposes of learning, learning activity preference, language skills and language areas, topics and testing form as well as learning assessment preference.



Learning needs; syllabus development; English for specific purposes (ESP)

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