Pikir Wisnu Wijayanto

Assistant Professor

Telkom University, Indonesia

Telekomunikasi Street No 1, Terusan Buah Batu, Bandung 40257 Indonesia

Mursid Saleh

Professor

Semarang State University, Indonesia

Kampus Sekaran, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229
Indonesia

Januarius Mujiyanto

Professor

Semarang State University, Indonesia

Kampus Sekaran, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229
Indonesia

 

Rudi Hartono

Associate Professor

Semarang State University, Indonesia

Kampus Sekaran, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229
Indonesia

Abstract

This study aims to identify the graduates’ perspectives on the learners’ needs in order to prepare the English course materials for the Computer Engineering students. The identification done by investigating the graduates or alumni perspectives which focused on the learners’ needs in terms of the English course materials. This research adopted a quantitative method to investigate the learners’ needs. The sample of the study consisted of 10 Computer Engineering graduate students who had been working at Telkom Akses Company for 1 year or more. The data were collected and generated from their perspective answers on the questionnaires. The results showed that the main purposes of learners to learn English were for social purposes. Then, the English language content areas should be General English which focused on Management or Administration. The English language to be used should only dealt with speaking and vocabulary that emphasized on the presentation skills in a meeting to develop their professional communication.

Keywords: Graduates’ perspectives, learners’ need, and English course materials.

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