Language Centre Needs Analysis: Defining Goals. Refining Programmes by Solveig LüdtkeLanguage Centre Needs Analysis: Defining Goals. Refining Programmes by Solveig Lüdtke

Language Centre Needs Analysis: Defining Goals. Refining Programmes

bySolveig Lüdtke, Klaus Schwienhorst

Paperback | March 18, 2010

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What services should a modern university language centre offer its clients: students, departments, and faculties? How can language centres find out more about the language needs of the different actors at University level? The book pursues a double purpose: first, it offers a coherent theoretical framework for conducting a multiperspective, mixed-mode foreign language needs analysis in a university context. Its second purpose is to show in very detailed analysis what the practical results and consequences of such an analysis can be. After a critical view of data collection methods in foreign language needs analysis, the authors describe the framework of the Leibniz Universität Hannover, a German university dedicated to the process of internationalisation. The book examines and evaluates in detail the results of a foreign language needs analysis conducted among approximately 18,000 students and 1,800 staff members at that university. Finally, the book demonstrates how the results of such an analysis inform a re-evaluation of language course programmes and language services within the university context.
The Authors: Solveig Lüdtke studied Music at the Conservatory of Music and Theatre, Hannover, and German Philology at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics in 2006 after a one year research stay at Monash University, Melbourne, and has been working as a scientific assisstant at the Centre for ...
Title:Language Centre Needs Analysis: Defining Goals. Refining ProgrammesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:March 18, 2010Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631585306

ISBN - 13:9783631585306

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Table of Contents

Contents: Why do we need to conduct a foreign language needs analysis? – The framework of internationalisation at the Leibniz Universität Hannover – Data collection: settings, methods, and results – Lessons learned: Re-evaluating and restructuring a language centre program on the basis of a needs analysis.