جسور المعرفة
Volume 5, Numéro 1, Pages 563-569

The English Communication Needs Of Computer Science Students, Case Study Second Year Students Computer Science Department University Of Chlef

Authors : Benaicha Mati Khedidja . Arabi Melouka .

Abstract

This paper attempts to uncover the English communication needs of Computer Science students during their graduation aiming to decide on the contents of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course and the appropriate approach which would prepare computer science students for their workplace after graduation. A questionnaire and a classroom observation were chosen as the best tools to collect data from the participants namely: Second year students and language teachers at the Computer Science Department. The results show that students have difficulties when communicating in English regarding the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Thus, a communicative approach is to be implemented in ESP classrooms to enhance the students’ communication skills to help them perform better in the classroom and at the workplace.

Keywords

English for Specific Purposes ; Computer Science students ; Computer Science Workplace ; communication deficiency ; communication needs ; the communicative approach