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Curriculum Development and Implementation for ENGL 101

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This investigation aims to develop a curriculum for the ENGL 101 students based on the curriculum development and implementation. The investigation is merely based on the results of the needs analysis and interviews carried out with Three Freshman students, One Freshman EAP course instructors, and one English department teacher. The results of the needs analysis is displayed as the starting point, interviews were conducted with teachers to show their expectations from the course and the students in terms of English language skills and academic skills. The findings of the investigation refer to a need for an integrated approach to EAP teaching which focuses on the achievements of certain tasks expected by students’ department teachers. The findings also imply the need for a content-based approach and more focus on the objectives and necessary skills related to the students disciplinary need.
English has become a lingua Franca (Hyland), a language that covers every aspect of life and spoken world- wide. This wide usage of English has also effected educational institutions that offer English language teaching. English has become the medium of English and is being taught as a foreign language and second language in many English and Non-English speaking countries. The focus of this research will be on the teaching English as a second language and English for academic purposes.
Teaching English in an English speaking environment to the speakers, whose first language is not English, addresses two important educational perspectives regarding this matter. First, related to teach the students a general knowledge of English which is called ESL. This part of teaching has become an integral ingredient in language courses for the students’ succ...

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