Shaping the esp curriculum of an english for PhD students program: a colombian case study of questionnaire research

This report presents the findings from an EAP curriculum development project directed towards PhD students at Colombian university.An analysis of this stakeholder group’s learning needs was conducted through questionnaire research, focusing on (a) describing students’situated contexts and interests...

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Detalles Bibliográficos
Autores Principales: Janssen, Gerriet, Nausa, Ricardo, Rico, Carlos
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas 2012
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/11349/18070
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Sumario:This report presents the findings from an EAP curriculum development project directed towards PhD students at Colombian university.An analysis of this stakeholder group’s learning needs was conducted through questionnaire research, focusing on (a) describing students’situated contexts and interests and (b) obtaining data contributing towards future program development. Measures of central tendency,dispersion, and internal consistency for each section of the questionnaire are reported. Key results include these students’ strong interest inEAP programming, their language needs and experience regarding their intellectual production, and their perceived importance of differentlanguage sub-skills in both the local and international contexts. The results highlight the importance of continued evaluation cycles and theimportant role EAP coursework has for PhD students today.