Scheduled Language Training Program in Relation to Learners’ English Mastery

Muslih, Hambali (2012) Scheduled Language Training Program in Relation to Learners’ English Mastery. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Scheduled Language Training (SLT), a program of ESP based on Indonesian context, is a one-hundred hour English teaching program designed for nursing students planning to get Nursing Certificate. One of the requirements to be certified nurses is that they need to take English training program to improve their English mastery. Though the program largely focuses on English productive skill, speaking, the study of two language skills, listening and reading and one language aspect, structure is also included. This paper aims at describing the role of SLT in relation to improving the ability of nursing students to perform their productive skill of English language performance. The main objectives of the study are actually to find out to what extent SLT could improve their English language mastery based on the result of their written and oral tests, and to compare whether or not there is correlation between their scores of written test in the form of paper-based TOEFL and those of oral test (speaking). The data obtained from pretest and post test of speaking skill and paper-based TOEFL showed that there is a significant difference between the average score of both tests. In addition, there was a positive correlation between the results of both written and oral post tests. From the questionnaires given to the learners, there was positive comment in which they supported the program of SLT as it is beneficial to improve their English skills within a period of time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 09:40
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 09:40

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