Study and Linguistic Skills Needs of Engineering Students


  • Cristie Ann Jaca Delfin Department of Teacher EducationUniversity of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines


english academic purposes, english specific purposes, study linguistic skills, teaching modules


In the teaching of every subject, in every country, there has been an increasing shift of the center of gravity in education towards the learner, his needs, his modes of learning process; and to some extent away from a teacher-centered outlook. The trend towards learner-centered education has led to the concept of needs analysis – the idea that the teacher can better help the learner by knowing in advance who the learner is, why he seeks to learn English, what he hopes to be able to do in the language at the end of his course of instruction. In order to help Engineering students improve and develop their language abilities related to academic purposes, English for Specific Purposes principles are being applied. The purpose of English for Specific Purposes is to increase and develop, in a short period of time, the linguistic potentials of college students who need the specific language to acquire or update knowledge in their field of specialization. Hence, this paper presents the study and linguistic skills needs of Engineering students of which the results were used as basis in developing Teaching Modules on study and linguistic skills for Engineering students to help them process information from texts in their courses most especially in their major subjects so that they may find their English classes more meaningful and purposeful.


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