DESIGNING AN ESP COURSE FOR MIDWIFERY STUDENTS IN STIKES PRIMA JAMBI
Designing teaching material is the process of selecting, adapting and evaluating of teaching based on
specific terms of reference. Need Analysis is very important before designing teaching materials for
English for Specific Purpose. Much attention should be drawn to the design of ESP courses which
can help to prepare learners for future professional in workplaces. The study aims at exploring the
learning needs of 36 midwifery students in STIKes Prima Jambi, and designing ESP materials for
midwife based on Need Analysis. When designing an ESP course, the primary issue is the analysis of
learners’ specific needs. Other issues addressed include: determination of realistic goals and
objectives; integration of grammatical functions and acquisition skills; and assessment and evaluation.
Although ESP contexts view these issues from their own perspectives, the proposed framework for
ESP course development is argued as being of benefit to teachers who may encounter problems in
ESP course design.