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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(5): 389-396 ISSN: 2010-3654

Self-Access English Learning Needs: Student and Teacher Perspectives

Jessie Choi

Abstract—The concept of self-access learning has been widely promoted and implemented in the higher education arena around the globe. As a result, the establishment of the self-access centre can be found in nearly every institute. The review of this paper emphasizes on the importance of need s analysis in the development of self-access learning materials and tasks by including different stakeholders, such as students and teachers, in the process. The purpose of this study is to find out the perceptions that a group of second language (ESL) learners and instructors have of their/students’ English skills and learning needs for self-access English learning. A total of110 ESL students majoring in different academic fields and 6 English instructors participated in the questionnaire survey of this study. Among them, 20 students and 4 instructors were invited to attend in-depth interviews to provide further information. Survey and interview information included respondents and interviewees’ perceptions or evaluations on two major areas: English skills and learning needs. The results show there are both discrepancies and similarities of perceptions between students and instructors on English skills and learning needs. Finally implications for the present context are provided.

Index Terms—Needs Analysis, Self-Access Learning.

Jessie Choi is with the Hong Kong tertiary level (jesschoi@yahoo.com).

Cite: Jessie Choi, "Self-Access English Learning Needs: Student and Teacher Perspectives," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 389-396, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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