University Students’ Mastery Level of Prospective Occupational English Skills

Abstract

The present study aimed at evaluating university students’ mastery level of their prospective EOP skills. The study developed and used a questionnaire of twenty-five items as main instrument to collect data. The descriptive analytical approach was used for data analysis. Results showed that students tended to exaggerate their mastery levels of some of their EOP skills whereas teachers’ evaluation was more logical and reasonable. Students’ inabilities to deliver successful presentation in an appealing way including making use of visuals and handling questions professionally; using tactful language and efficient communicative strategies to handle customer’s needs and questions; and chairing a meeting or actively take part in a business meeting were the least mastered EOP skills on which both participant groups agreed.

Keywords: EOP skills; ESP program; Saudi university students; English preparation program; Najran University


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