Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology for an Internet of Things, 20 October 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Students’ Perception on Their English Language Learning: A Needs Analysis Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2281678,
        author={Yulia Nuzulul Hidayah and Dyah Setyowati Ciptaningrum},
        title={Students’ Perception on Their English Language Learning: A Needs Analysis Study},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology for an Internet of Things,  20 October 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSTI},
        year={2019},
        month={4},
        keywords={curriculum; need analysis; students’ perception},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2281678}
    }
    
  • Yulia Nuzulul Hidayah
    Dyah Setyowati Ciptaningrum
    Year: 2019
    Students’ Perception on Their English Language Learning: A Needs Analysis Study
    ICSTI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-10-2018.2281678
Yulia Nuzulul Hidayah1,*, Dyah Setyowati Ciptaningrum1
  • 1: UNiversitas Negeri Yogyakarta
*Contact email: yuliafortune@yahoo.com

Abstract

A needs analysis has been considered as a fundamental part of the curriculum development. Moreover, need analysis assists in identifying which aspects of students’ learning that need to be improved. This paper aims to investigate the need of twenty-three first graders of one of the rural junior high schools in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta in Academic Year 2017/ 2018. The needs analysis is implemented to provide relevant information for the teacher in designing the curriculum of the second semester. It is imperative for the school to revisit its curriculum to accommodate their students’ needs since the school is located in a rural area which means that its students have different characteristics. The instruments were in the form of observation checklists, interview guidelines, and questionnaires. The findings of the study conveyed that more than 50% of the students prefer doing the task in group, some students find difficulties in learning English especially in having good pronunciation, arranging words into sentences, understanding texts, writing short texts and practicing the dialogues. Those findings would be the basis in developing the curriculum for the first graders of a senior high school in Gunungkidul in the second semester of Academic Year of 2017/2018.