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Business English needs analysis for replacing an established class's previous teacher

I designed this for a class using an OECD publication related tot heir field. I came in equipped with this needs analysis, but we never used it. The students told me how the class worked and what they wanted me to do. I certainly would not suggest forcing students to do a needs anlaysis if they can simple tell you waht they want. Also, the find someone who... in the middle was probably a bad idea since the class had been together for quite some time. Nevertheless, I wouldn't walk into a new class empty handed.

Needs analysis

If a question is not appropriate, or you are not sure, please ask me.

Nickname (optional):

Real name in English:

Real name in native language:

What is your job title (or the title you will hold soon)?

What is your job description?

Which activities in your work do you (or will you) mainly need English for?

Since I'm new and don't know you very well, I've prepared a little getting to know you activity. This will give me a chance to get to know all of you and give you a chance to practice forming questions in English.

Find someone who...

1. ________________ has a child/children. How many?

2. ________________ likes to hike. How often? Favorite mountain?

3. ________________ wants to go to America. Why?

4. ________________ likes ice cream. How often? Favorite Flavor?

5. ________________ loves his or her job. Why?

7. ________________ is afraid of flying. How often?

8. ________________ eats dog meat. How often?

9. ________________ had a good vacation. Where? What?

11. _______________ has a dog. What kind?

How important are the following?

Understand the text (this includes understanding vocabulary and grammar when you read, but not using the vocabulary and grammar for speaking or writing).

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

Understand the text and talk (in English) about ideas in the text. If you want to study speaking, who will you be speaking to? (people in a certain country? on the phone or in person?)

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

Understand the text and give presentations (in English) about ideas in the text. If you want to give presentations, who will you be making your presentation to?

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

Understand the text and write (in English) about ideas in the text. If you want to write, do you need business letters, memos, e-mails, or something else?

Very important - Fairly important - Unimportant

Goals (what are you going to learn):

Objectives (how we're going to achieve the goals- This is my job so It's OK if you don't have any ideas. However, if you do have ideas I'd love to hear them!):

Method (What kinds of activities do you like to do in class? Again this is my job, but do you know what activities you enjoy and learn from?):

What do you expect in terms of homework?

How shall we measure your progress? There is an easy option and a hard option: I can give tests or you can write reports about what you've learned. You can also choose to measure your own progress; tests and reports won't be necessary.