The Students Perceptions Toward the Teaching of English at The Non-English Departement, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Sriwijaya

Sofendi, Sofendi (2013) The Students Perceptions Toward the Teaching of English at The Non-English Departement, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Sriwijaya. In: Proceeding International Teacher Education Conference. Proceeding International Teacher Education Conference. ISBN 978-97903262-10-9

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was o find out the students’ perceptions towards the teaching of English at the non-English departments, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Sriwijaya. It covered two departements (Department of Social sciences Education and Departmentof Mathematics and Sciences Education) consisting of seven study programmes and randomly involved 300 students out of 1,050 students. 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 ware beyond the common bilief. A majority of the sample claimed that the teaching of English was expected not only to help them learn English for the academic purposes, as many research results in this area claimed, but also beyond their academic purposes, that is for their future career right after completing their studies. In addition, some students expected they could learn English at the university noy only for the academic purposes but 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 Sciences Department students did not. Therefore, the results of this study might be a signal, although it was carried out in a very small scale of research, for some, if not all, 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: Book Section
    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 17:09
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2014 09:00
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/3927

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