Vol 3 No 1 (2020)
Research Articles

Needs Analysis in ESP Context: A Project in English for Specific Purpose: English Writing Course for Diploma Students in Management

Zia ur Rahman Zaheer
Master of Education, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, English Language and Literature Department, Baghlan University, Baghlan, Afghanistan
Wahidullah Alokozay
Master of Education, Faculty of Languages and Literature, English Language Department, Paktia University, Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Hamza Atifnigar
Master of Education, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, English Language and Literature Department, Laghman University, Laghman, Afghanistan
Published March 17, 2020
  • Management Program, English for Specific Purpose, Language Skills, Presentations, Writing Skills.
How to Cite
Zaheer, Z. ur R., Alokozay, W., & Atifnigar, H. (2020). Needs Analysis in ESP Context: A Project in English for Specific Purpose: English Writing Course for Diploma Students in Management. American International Journal of Education and Linguistics Research, 3(1), 11-17. https://doi.org/10.46545/aijelr.v3i1.138


This study aims to analyse the needs of Management students for English for Specific Purpose (ESP) course as well as to design an ESP course for the Management students. In addition, this research is carried out to answer the research questions; 1. What is the importance of the use of English in management program? 2. What are the most important language skills used in Management program? 3. What is the frequency of the language skills used in management program? 4. What is the level of students’ performance based on the academic task? The findings of the study indicated that the use of English is very important as it is used in every task related to management. The students revealed that they have to give presentations in English and have discussions with peer in English. The listening skills are known to be least used in management program. Furthermore, the findings revealed that the students mostly have some difficulty in completing speaking tasks in their program.


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