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Improving a general English program through the students’ perceptions at a university.

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2014, 15(4), pp.221-245
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

YOUNG JOO BANG 1

1명지대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study is to examine the present state of college English program and suggest a more effective program at a university. A survey was conducted toinvestigate the students’ attitudes about the program. The participants were 345students who had taken and were taking the either of two required courses. Afteranalyzing the results of the questionnaire, 12 students were selected to be interviewed to complement the questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of the followings: degrees of satisfaction on the program and the sub-categories of courses (class size, textbook, grading, instructors’ teaching styles, and classroom facilities), course objectives, credits, class hours, the efficiency of a level-differentiated curriculum, certification of English proficiency, and extra-curricular non-credit program. The study shows overall satisfaction of the program from the respondents, but they indicated several areas that can be further improved. They expressed high level of needs in increasing the number of courses, reducing the class size, improving facilities, and encouraging students’ participation. Also, the findings revealed that the respondents acknowledged the usefulness of level-differentiated curriculum. Pedagogical implications and suggestions were provided towards a useful model for instructors and administrators of college English program in other universities.

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