Need Analysis of Listening Skills in EFL Repeaters’ Class
University of Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
This research studied about students’ needs analysis of listening skills in English as Foreign Language repeaters’ class. This need analysis was done to figure out students’ listening obstacles, to identify their needs and to compare it with the course objectives to figure out if there is a gap that need to be bridged. The research is done to answer the following research questions: (1) What are the obstacles of students’ listening skill progression? And (2) What are the students’ needs of listening skills? The research method used in this research was mixed methods using qualitative and quantitative data. Several reasons for hindering students’ listening comprehension are: speaking fast, speaking quietly, different accents and pronunciation, and a group of people talking at the same time, and the using of new and complex terminologies. Students’ needs in listening skills are: students need to recognize their English lecturers, students need to learn how to take effective notes and how to ask for repetition or clarification, students need to recognize lengthy description in English and instructions, they need to identify the subject matter of a talk, they also need to identify different accents and pronunciation, and students need to expand their vocabulary size.
Keywords: need analysis, EFL, listening skills