Needs Analysis of Saudi EFL Female Students: A Case Study of Qassim University

Huda Sulieman Alqunayeer, Sadia Zamir


This research study analyzes the target needs of EFL female Saudi students to choose EFL as their specialization.The population of the research is the female students enrolled in Bachelors in English program, at the Department ofEnglish Language and Translation, Qassim University Saudi Arabia. Adapting the Hutchinson And Waters model ofNeeds Analysis, the study covers the Target needs( i.e. Necessities, Lacks and Wants) and the Learning needs. Itaims to suggest certain amendments in the curriculum on the basis of needs analysis. The sample for study consistedof 150 students, the data was collected through questionnaire and analyzed by using SPSS. Overall assessment of thedata shows that the learners show their weakness in oral skills i.e. Listening and Speaking as compared to literaryskills i.e. Reading and Writing. Students have shown their preference for the incorporation of practical activities andmedia based teaching material in their syllabus.

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