International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

English Learner Needs Analysis: A Case Study of Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPT)

This is a case study of Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPT) on the subject of English learner needs analysis. The aim of this study is to investigate the English learner needs of Chinese college students, trying to find out their learning style, skills priorities, current deficiency, and alternative methodologies. A total of 141 college students from 6 departments studying at BIPT participated in the questionnaire. 12 of them participated in the structured interview. The methods of this needs analysis are as follows: the tests of placement, observation of classes, questionnaires, structured interviews, and network based interviews (i.e. chatting with the interviewees on internet).

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