Needs Analysis for an (English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Subject (A Case Study of State Vocational High School 1 Padang)

Martin Kustati, Vivi Zurniati


The purpose of the study is to identify the need analysis of ESP subject at Vocational School in West Sumatra. State Vocational High School 1 Padang became the place of the research. The study found that students need skill on reading the warnings, cautions, or signs written in English. The students also need reading ability in order to be able to read the electric manual written in English. It is caused by Indonesia is not the key resources for electrical staffs, the manual of electric installation is written in English. It is crucial for them to be able to read the instruction.Thus it is suggested that the curriculum of vocational high school needs to be differentiated from the regular high school so that the school may be able to implement the ESP approach.

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