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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2024, 7(6); doi: 10.25236/FER.2024.070620.

Needs analysis of ESP courses from the perspective of students and teachers


Anqi Dou

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Anqi Dou

Foreign Language Teaching Department, Hainan Vocational University of Science and Technology, Haikou, 570100, China


This article provides a comprehensive exploration of needs analysis in the design of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses, offering insights from both student and teacher perspectives. The analysis meticulously examines students' academic goals, career expectations, and learning styles to understand how these factors shape their demands for ESP course content. Concurrently, the article delves into the challenges encountered by teachers in adopting varied teaching methods and resources. Through this bidirectional analysis, the article puts forth effective recommendations for ESP course design, with the aim of precisely meeting the specific language needs of students from diverse academic backgrounds while simultaneously supporting the ongoing professional development of teachers.


ESP course design; needs analysis; student perspective; teacher perspective; curriculum development

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Anqi Dou. Needs analysis of ESP courses from the perspective of students and teachers. Frontiers in Educational Research (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 6: 132-138. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2024.070620.


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