The Students’ Perceptions Towards The Teaching Of English At The Non-English Departments, Faculty Of Teacher Training And Education, University Of Sriwijaya, Indralaya, Indonesia

Sofendi, Sofendi (2005) The Students’ Perceptions Towards The Teaching Of English At The Non-English Departments, Faculty Of Teacher Training And Education, University Of Sriwijaya, Indralaya, Indonesia. Jurnal Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, 23 (2). ISSN 0215-9619

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to find out the students’ perceptions towards the teaching of English at non-English departments. This study was carried out by using a descriptive research method and used a set of questionnaires as a research instrument. This study revealed interesting results due to the students’ perceptions towards the teaching of English beyond the common belief. A majority of the sample claimed that the teaching of English was expected not only to help them learn English for the academic purposes, but also beyond their academic purposes, that is for their future career and also for the communicative purposes in general. These results were found interesting because the Social Sciences Department students had an English course as one of their courses in the curriculum but the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department students did not. Therefore, the results of this study might be a signal for English teaching experts and practitioners to reconsider the common practice of English teaching at the university. It might be the time for them to see the needs of English teaching from the students’ needs in the sense of their real needs of English.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: English teaching, non-English departments, and curriculum
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education > English Language Education
    Depositing User: Sofendi Sofendi
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 17:00
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2014 09:00
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/3922

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