English for Specific Purposes, Target Knowledge, Target Need, Learning Need
DR. SUYADI, M.A. S.Pd.
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This research is aimed at improving teaching English materials for accounting program which is needed for the student of accounting at university level. The previous learning English material was using general English which was unmatched with the needs of the study program of accounting students. The research was conducted at a state university in Jambi Province with 46 students by giving the questionnaires which consists of two indicators. Target needs and learning needs questionnaires were constructed to find the needs of the students of the English teaching materials for accounting students. The findings revealed that the students of accounting program needs a specific material in learning English which has tight relationship with their study program. While English skills are need to be combined with the knowledge target of accounting, especially reading for enriching their vocabularies in accountancy. Writing is also needed to write some report and writing presentation papers.