Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)

Needs Analysis of Japanese Engineers' English Use Focusing on Technical Vocabulary

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Yuka Ishikawa
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Yuka Ishikawa
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.18How to use a DOI?
Keywords
ESP; engineering; needs analysis; technical vocabulary learning; questionnaires
Abstract
In this paper, a vast amount of information about technical vocabulary use by working engineers is collected and analyzed to understand their English language needs. The aim of the research is to help develop an effective vocabulary learning system for university students majoring in engineering and technology as well as engineers who are currently working, based on the results of the survey. The questionnaires containing 80 question items were distributed online and 200 engineers responded to them. The results suggest that more than 50% of engineers use English at work every day or almost every day, and more than 80% agreed that technical vocabulary knowledge plays an important role in their work. More than 50% said they need technical vocabulary knowledge during the course of a business meeting, and more than 20% said they learned technical vocabulary intentionally.
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Proceedings
International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
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978-94-6252-441-5
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.18How to use a DOI?
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