Sports English Education as English for Specific Purposes(ESP)
특수목적 영어(ESP)로서의 스포츠 영어 교육: 스포츠관련 분야 학생들의 자기인식을 중심으로

Ji-Eun Kim, Ho Yoo
2014 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
The present study aims to investigate perceptions of university students who are majoring in sports related fields about the introduction of Sports English education. For this purpose, a total of 133 students were surveyed according to a questionnaire asking about their English skills, opinions and attitudes with regard to English study and Sports English class. The main results obtained from this study are as follows: most students' interest in English is relatively low. Hence, students need
more » ... ce, students need to be encouraged to have an interest in English taught with special teaching methods; most students do not have confidence in their English; majority of students answered that English study is needed for students of sports. The biggest motivation for the sport students to learn English was 'better communication skills,' followed by 'sports exchange opportunities', 'sports diplomacy and international sports events'; majority of students answered that Sports English class which focuses on sports is necessary in terms of their career after graduation. The finding from this study serves as a foundation in developing an ESP program for sports majors. ■ keyword :|English for Specific Purpose(ESP)|Needs Analysis|Sports English|
doi:10.5392/jkca.2014.14.11.509 fatcat:jbijfdrtnvhhzkqurnbdmkbefi