Scientific paper ID 2292 : 2022/3
IMPROVING ESP SYLLABI BY STUDYING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL STUDIES
In Bulgaria, ESP syllabi are designed following the state policy on higher education, employers’ feedback, academic autonomy and academia’s observations and good practices. There are not many studies focused on the research of students’ needs to show what learners think of ESP courses and how they perceive the importance of their needs within their education for a successful career. In addition, there is insufficient data about the particular needs of modern learners in terms of their functional communicative competence to reveal the most important elements within the four skills to hone as well as the most difficult ones to acquire in order to ensure students’ satisfaction with the quality of their education.
This is the rationale behind a university project on the ESP needs of students of economics and political studies that the author is carrying out. It involves a comprehensive study based on the research of student perceptions and opinions and s respondents from Bulgaria and abroad. The study takes into account the specific features of the new generations of learners and the current global situation of intertwining virtual reality with real life. It was further complemented by a survey of lecturers’ observations. The report presents the project findings and provides recommendations for the improvement of academic ESP syllabi to enhance course effectiveness and learner achievements.
АСЦ анализ на потребностите анализ на потребностите от АСЦ курсове по АСЦ за икономика курсове по АСЦ за политически науки изследвания в областта на АСЦESP needs analysis ESP needs analysis ESP courses for economics ESP courses for political stuAlbena Stefanova
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