English Material Development for Three Departments of Chemistry Vocational School to Meet the Industrial Needs

Nunung Widijantie, Wuriy Handayani

Abstract


Vocational school students, mostly have a great intention to have job immediately after finishing their study. In fact, industry will absorb the graduates if they have skills that match with the industrial needs. The competency of chemistry vocational school graduates that industry needs is not only on the chemical analysis skill but also the competency to communicate all aspects related to chemical industrial process in English. Therefore, there is the need to develop English materials that meet the industrial needs. The English materials are developed based on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) focusing on chemistry field. The objective of this research is to find the appropriate English materials that meet the industrial needs to increase students’ language skills on reading, writing, and speaking for three departments: Analytical Chemistry, Food Industrial Quality Assurance, and Industrial waste Treatment. This research used questionnaire as the instrument which was distributed to industries, alumni, English teachers, and Chemistry teachers and was analyzed qualitatively. The result shows 30 selected English materials for each department that consist of 10 materials for reading, 10 materials for writing, and10 other materials for speaking which are considered can be used to develop the existing English materials.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijecs.v1i2.3739

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International Journal of English and Cultural Studies 

ISSN  (2575-811X)  E-ISSN  (2575-8101)

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