International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

English for Academic Purposes Course Evaluation: Suggestions from Students
Eda Üstünel, Ayşe Kaplan

This paper summarizes a study conducted at the School of Foreign Languages (SoFL) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes at a Turkish private university in the first semester of the academic year. The aim of the study was to obtain feedback from first year (freshman) undergraduate students regarding the EAP course delivered in the tertiary campus and utilise the data collected to improve and hopefully meet the specific needs of students related to their success in their academic endeavours and acquisition of academic tools. To identify areas for improvement, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods of data gathering were used. This paper explores the literature of EAP, programme evaluation and humanistic approach, discusses the findings of the data analysis, and offers some implications for the improvement of the EAP programme considering students’ perspectives and suggestions.

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