English Education Needs of the Preparatory School Students

Fulya Kurtuluş, Zeki Arsal

Abstract


The aim of this study is to define needs of the students who studied at English Preparatory school at a university located at the Black Sea region of Turkey and registered Faculty of Science and Letters (FSL) where medium of instruction is English. For that purpose, a mixed method design is employed. Total 7 students and 5 professors participated in the study. While focus group interview was conducted with the students, professors were interviewed separately at FSL and the language needs of the students are sought out. The results revealed that the students lack in communicative skills -speaking and listening-, and academic vocabulary in their field. Speaking, listening and academic vocabulary are recommended to be focused on more at School of Foreign Languages before the students register to FSL.

 


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Needs Analysis, English as a Foreign Language, English Preparatory School, Language Teaching, English as a Medium of Instruction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24106/kefdergi.2319

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