The English Language Needs Analysis of Samara University Health Science Students The Implication for Designing Specific English Language Course

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Tessema Gilo
Nuru Mohammed


The purpose of this study was to investigate the English language needs of health science college students at
Samara University to design a specific English language course material that fits their needs. The study is
crucial because it helps to develop appropriate English course that fits the needs of the students for the target
use. As a result, 15 students from the fourth year of Health Science College in the academic year 2021/2022
were chosen using a purposive sampling technique. The study included six subject-area instructors from
Samara University and six health workers from Dubt Hospital (through purposeful sampling). The data was
gathered using a qualitative research approach. This study's data was gathered through observations, document
analysis, and interviews. The data analysis was made based on procedures to descriptive and themes. The
findings revealed that highly technical medical English terms were used in academic fields of study and
professional settings. The findings also showed that throughout their internship program, health science
students require translation skills, reporting skills, grammatical skills, and the ability to describe the patient,
condition, location, and pathology of internal organs, which will aid them in their future professional careers.
The study also discovered that students‟ failure to report their internship outcomes during their internship
program was caused in part by a lack of English language abilities. As a result, for health science students in
Samara University, Ethiopia, ESP should be designed throughout the undergraduate program taking into
accounts both students' academic field of study and future profession.

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Gilo, T., & Mohammed, N. (2024). The English Language Needs Analysis of Samara University Health Science Students. The Ethiopian Journal of Social Sciences and Language Studies (EJSSLS), 11(1), 11-31. Retrieved from