دراسات
Volume 7, Numéro 5, Pages 203-215

Learning English By Palestinian Military Cadets At Al-istiqlal University: An Evaluation Study

Authors : Al-sheikh Nawal .

Abstract

This paper is conducted to investigate teaching English for the military in the Department of Security Sciences at Al-Istiqlal University. The researchers use a reviewed questionnaire as a tool of a quantitative study which is distributed on ninety cadets during the first semester of the academic year 2017/2018. The objectives of the study are: To identify students’ English language learning requirements who will serve different security departments in Palestine. To evaluate the effectiveness of the existing English language course ( Security Terms in English) at the university. To identify significant themes that will contribute to military vocabulary and concepts of the students. To determine what improvements should be in place to educate future officers in the professions of security posts in the country. It is concluded that 1- There is no difference between female and male cadets in their interest in learning English language in the Department of Security Sciences.2- There is a difference between the cadets in their interest according to the variable of the academic level. And 3- There is a significant difference between the cadets in their interest in learning English for the military since the sign of their interest is low. At the end of the research, it is recommended that 1- To conduct more related studies in the same field. 2- To include more courses in the military field at the university. 3- To innovate the methodology of teaching English language in order to raise the performance of the cadets. 4- To include English for the military course in the academic plan for the all students of the university.

Keywords

Al-Istiqlal University, Cadets, Security terms