Developing Instructional Materials for Nursing Students at Toraja South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Nehru Pasoloran Pongsapan, Basri Wello, Baso Jabu


Developing instructional material learning is to find out learning needs of the learners in a particular course to meet specific purpose. Therefore this research aims:  (1) to find out the language needs of the English language learning for the nursing students in Toraja. (2) To find out the learning needs of ELT for the nursing students in Toraja, (3) to develop ESP Speaking Course Material to meet the needs of the nursing students in Toraja based on the learning and language needs. Design and develop instructional material for nursing students based on Need Analysis on Target situation, Present Situation, Strategy, and Pedagogic and methodological need analysis. Instructional material developed by involving experts at teaching English language or medical fields, English lecturers and the students at Nursing Collage in Tana Toraja, in small group by using checklists evaluation then was analyzed in Mix-methods.The result of this research shown (1) The language needs in English for nursing are; for study and looking for job are more preferred than other purposes and the situation in hospital where, such as giving advice, explaining laboratory test, and administering medication commonly use English (2) listening, speaking and writing skills are recognized to be more suitable skills, English language ability, such as pronunciation and vocabulary are very important, and in learning preferences, working in a small group and working with other students or peer work are preferred activities than others. (3) English Speaking Skills material was developed by based on the needs analysis throughout ADDIE approach.

Keywords: Developing, English Material, English for Nurses STIKES Toraja

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