The Study on Perceptions of English Needs Among Medical Professionals in Taiwan

By Yanling Hwang and Nicole P.W. Huang.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Motivated by a radical change in a working environment and encouraged by a genuine need of the promotion of practical research in the medical field and promotion of medical education, English language courses are scheduled to be taught as a required subject in the medical department. Thus, the medical professionals with high professional knowledge are called for, especially with English proficiency. However, English courses in the department of medicine in Taiwan have been developed without conducting a needs analysis. The purpose of this study is to describe the perceptions of English needs among medical college students, teachers and doctors. The data will be analyzed by SPSS software and Cha-square. The findings hopefully will suggest for development of English language curriculum.

Keywords: Needs Analysis, English Learning, Medical Professionals

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 10, pp.133-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 514.438KB).

Yanling Hwang

Chung Shan Medical University, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Taichung, Taiwan

Yan-Ling Hwang is an assistant professor in the department of Applied Foreign Languages at Chung Shan Medical University. Her research interests include CALL, second language acquisition and language teaching and learning. She is the member of the curriculum development at CSMU.

Dr. Nicole P.W. Huang

Assistant Professor, National Formosa University, Huwei, Yunlin, Taiwan

Nicole P. W. Huang is an assistant professor of Applied Foreign Languages Department at the National Formosa University in Taiwan. She teaches courses in Multimedia English and Internet English. She has published incessantly at the international conference in the filed of Educational Technology on topics dealing with web-based instruction,computer mediated communication,and second-language learning.

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