Awareness and needs for English learning in allied health science college students

보건계열 학생들의 영어학습에 대한 인식 및 요구도

Yoo, Eun-Mi;Lee, Eun-Ji;Seo, Hye-Yeon;Kang, Min-Kyung;Choi, Yu-Ri

  • Received : 2015.12.30
  • Accepted : 2016.04.12
  • Published : 2016.04.30


Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the awareness and needs of English learning in allied health science college students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 600 health science college students in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon province. The questionnaire consisted of purpose of English learning, attitude and motivation. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19.0 program. Results: Most of the students took English classes(96%) and the English class was mainly done by instruction-centered learning (43.6%). Many students felt the needs of English and they thought English was the most important tool for getting a job(70.7%). Nonetheless most of the students lacked in confidence and interest in English learning due to the surrounding pressure(51.2%). Too much surrounding pressure can cause students lose their zest in English learning. Conclusions: It is need to seek for a curriculum consisting of practical purposes to meet the needs of health science college students about English learning.


English learning;allied health science college;awareness;learning method


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