The Step-By_Step English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Materials Development for Students of Engineering Faculty

Tjahyanto, Mario Christian Noer (2012) The Step-By_Step English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Materials Development for Students of Engineering Faculty. In: Prooceeding International Conference on Applied Linguistics 5 (Conaplin 5) : Language Teacher Development in a Globalized World. Language Center and English Education Department Indonesia University of Education, Bandung, pp. 399-402. ISBN 978-602-97459-7-9

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Abstract

Ubaya Language Center (ULC), as an institution supporting system in a University, has an obligation to focus the teaching and learning process to the English for Academic Purpose (EAP) which is one of the branches in English for Specific Purpose (ESP). As a teaching coordinator in ULC, the writer has the responsibility to establish the curriculum, develop the materials, and select the teachers responsible for the classes. In this paper, the writer would like to focus on the development of the materials used to teach Engineering students in University of Surabaya. As emphasized by Ellis and Johnson (1994: 115), the choice of materials has a major impact on what happens in the course. The teaching material can determine what the students will learn in terms of the vocabulary, structures, and functions of English. It can also have implications on what methods and techniques the students will use. Thus, in order to develop the most suitable materials for the students, several steps have been conducted in developing the materials. This paper discussed in details the steps taken in order to develop EAP materials which best suited the students based on the requirements of the University in general and Faculty of Engineering in specific. This included the needs analysis conducted before designing the materials, the development process of the materials, and the evaluation given by the users of the materials. The needs analysis was conducted by interviewing the Dean and the people in charge for the curriculum of the Engineering Faculty and distributing questionnaire to the students. The development of the materials was conducted by discussing with other English teachers in choosing the topics, vocabulary, and structure to be included in the materials. Finally, the evaluation was conducted by distributing questionnaire and interviewing the students using the materials.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: English for Academic Purpose,
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Research Center > Language Center
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 04:37
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 04:37
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/3342

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