INVESTIGATING ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEEDS AT THE NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA

Volume 2 - Issue 1
Mardziah Shamsudin
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Abstract:


This study investigates the English language needs for a group of engineering students at a defence university in Malaysia as part of curriculum review for English Language subjects. In a curriculum review, students‘ perceived English Language needs are collected and taken into consideration towards any curriculum revision. The objective of this study is to investigate the perceived English Language needs for a group of Engineering Foundation students at the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) to be used as a guideline as one of the attempt to revise the curriculum. A total number of 169 Engineering students from the Centre for Foundation Studies, NDUM participated in this study and using a set of questionnaire, their perceived English Language needs are examined. Data collected from the questionnaire are analysed using SPSS version 19.0. The findings suggest important implications for evaluating and redesigning the English Language curriculum for engineering students at the NDUM.

Keywords

  • Needs analysis
  • perceived language needs
  • defence university
  • engineering foundation students
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