IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(3): 164-173 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.3.169

A Research on Curriculum Design of EFL Students: Perspectives from Needs Analysis and Liberal Education — A Case Study of School of Foreign Languages in Nan Fang College of Sun Yat-Sen University in China

Lili Zhu
Abstract—With the widespread of globalization and the rapid development of economy, the education of English major talents in China confronts higher requirements and more challenges. The study aims to explore whether the curriculum of English Major in School of Foreign Languages, Nan Fang College of Sun Yat-Sen University meets the requirements of increasing talents cultivation needs, and how to improve the curriculum design, which satisfies the expectations of general education combined and professional education. Adopting both quantitative methods and qualitative methods, this study combines the relevant theories of liberal education, general education, curriculum development and needs analysis, designs the questionnaire and interview questions according to Hutchinson & Waters and Dudley & St John’s Need Analysis Models. The research shows that the current curriculum development, consistent with liberal education concept, basically satisfies students’ needs. However, there are unavoidably some problems, it makes an attempt to offer some suggestions on the course arrangement, teaching, materials, tests and evaluation in order to enhance the extant curriculum.

Index Terms—Liberal education, general education, curriculum design, need analysis.

Lili Zhu is with School of Foreign Languages, Sun Yat-Sen University,teacher of Nang Fang College of Sun Yat-sen University, China (e-mail: zllmerci@163.com).

[PDF]

Cite:Lili Zhu, "A Research on Curriculum Design of EFL Students: Perspectives from Needs Analysis and Liberal Education — A Case Study of School of Foreign Languages in Nan Fang College of Sun Yat-Sen University in China," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 164-173, 2018.

Copyright©2008-2017. International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics. All rights reserved.
E-mail: ijlll@ejournal.net