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Akbari Z. The study of English Educational Needs of Students Studying in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: Students' perspective. راهبردهای توسعه در آموزش پزشکی . 2016; 3 (2) :1-13
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Introduction: The emergence of ever-growing need for the global demand of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The researcher investigated the study of english educational needs of students studying in isfahan university of medical sciences: students' perspective.

Methods: The population of this applied descriptive survey included the students of the faculty of Management and Medical Informatics (82) who had passed their English courses and the graduates (32). Both groups were selected randomly. Data collection instrument was a researcher-made questionnaire whose validity and reliability had been confirmed. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics tests.

Results: Totally, the mean of English educational needs from the students' viewpoints (71.8±10.6) was meaningfully (P Value<0.001) more than that from the employees' viewpoints (59.7±9.3). The need to English knowledge was mentioned beyond average. There was a meaningful relationship between the students' field of study and their English educational needs (P Value =0.004).

Conclusion: The findings revealed that the students' needs and the employees' needs had overlap to some extent. Students' needs in the related fields of study were not limited to reading comprehension and the students in different fields of study also mentioned listening, writing and speaking skills as their priorities.

Citation: Akbari Z. The Study of English Educational Needs of Students Studying in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: Students' Perspective. Journal of Development Strategies in Medical Education 2016; 2(3): 1-13.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/04/4 | Accepted: 2016/10/15 | Published: 2017/04/10

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