An Analysis of the Needs of Korean EFL Learners in the Collegiate Level

Young-Suk Lee, Pamela Villacorta

Abstract


This study aims to identify the learning needs and preferences of Korean EFL learners in the collegiate level studying at a university in Korea. The result of this study indicates that the respondents feel, among the four macro skills of English, speaking and writing are as equally difficult skills to master. These were followed by reading and listening, respectively. Also as the goal of English learning, the respondents answered getting a high score in such tests as TOEIC and TOEFL. As the effective strategies to learn English, the respondents consider immediate correction of mistakes in speaking and writing and using English as a method of instruction to be effective learning methods. On the other hand, the usage of the Korean language to teach English and the intensive grammar classes are considered as unhelpful in English learning


Keywords


Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), EFL Curriculum, EFL Learner, Needs, Macro skills, Learning Strategy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v6i6.1199

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