Personalized English Course Instructional Design for Fourth-year Undergraduate Program


The fourth-year undergraduate program is the last academic year before students graduate and continue their future plans. Some students plan to continue their education by enrolling in a graduate program, while others plan to search for a job directly and pursue their careers. This research focuses on the instructional design of an English course for the fourth-year undergraduate program in their last semester. The instructional design is set to fit each student's interests or needs. This research aims to assist students in preparing for their plan after graduation and facilitating students to enhance and apply their skills. First, the research uses in-depth interviews in the fall semester to investigate the interests and needs of each individual. After that, the researcher designed a personalized instruction for each student based on the in-depth interview results that meet each student's interests or future plan, including teaching materials and teaching approaches. Then, the personalized instructional design is applied in the spring semester. The personalized instruction is designed to meet students' needs/interests for the spring semester, according to the in-depth interview on the fall semester. Finally, it also explores students' opinions and feedback on the personalized instructional design at the end of the spring semester for further improvement. Students express that it is very suitable for fourth-year students to prepare their plans after graduation in advance. They are also more interested and motivated to complete assignments and have a deeper understanding of the field they are going to pursue in the future.

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Lanasari Tan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACE2021
Stream: Learning Experiences

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