Investigation of Technical College Students’ Perceptions of English for Specific Purposes Vocabulary Learning and Teaching

The goal of this research was to look into the learning challenges and preferred teaching technique among Taiwanese junior college students studying English for Specific Purpose (ESP) vocabulary classes. Subjects were 232 students from Fooyin University’s Junior College Division in southern Taiwan. The researcher presented the ESP vocabulary learning questionnaire to chosen nursing department students who had enrolled in the medical terminology course as a requirement. Throughout the semester, the participants’ learning challenges, learning sources, and attitudes regarding ESP vocabulary were all monitored. The most challenging aspect of the poll for most participants was vocabulary abstractness, followed by pronunciation, word length, and spelling. To improve learners’ motivation to study, effective ESP vocabulary teaching should be linked with authentic teaching resources. It is impossible to overlook the importance of improving pronunciation accuracy for English as a foreign language (EFL)/ESP educators. Furthermore, word morphology should be prioritised for ESP vocabulary learning, especially for EFL/ESP vocabulary learners. Another key challenge in launching an ESP programme is a lack of ESP instructors. It’s difficult to find qualified ESP instructors because many language teachers believe they’re unqualified to offer ESP vocabulary classes.

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Lin-Fang Wu
Language Education Center, Fooyin University, Taiwan.

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