TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHALLENGES OF TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES IN INDONESIA

Wahyunengsih Wahyunengsih

Abstract


Many studies related to EFL investigate that a mismatch between
teaching and learning styles cause learning failure, frustration, and
demotivation. The implementation of ESP in Indonesia mostly adopts
Content-Based Instruction which requires a lot of effort from the teacher.
The teachers’ perspectives are important to reveal the actual challenges in
the classroom to determine the best solution. A questionnaire was
distributed to around thirty lecturers of ESP to be analyzed statistically by
using the Likert scale to show their views on the obstacles and challenges
of teaching ESP. There are four domains that are analyzed which are,
opinions, attitudes, preferences, and perceptions of the subjects. The
researcher counted and found out the average score, middle point in the
score distribution, point where the most score was obtained, finding the
average deviation of each score from the mean, and percentage of the
proportion of the group population. From all of those calculation results,
the researcher derives conclusion by comparing to the result of the
interview as well. It comes to the conclusion that from four fields that
had been studied, attitudes and preferences take the highest rank of the
teachers’ challenge.

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