ENGLISH SYLLABUS DESIGNING AT SMK I JEMBER OF THE BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT GROUP IN THE 2000/2001 ACADEMIC YEAR (An Analysis Based on English for Spesific Purposes (ESP) Concept)
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Vocational school is identically considered as a prospcctiveway in by which students can satisfy their occupational purposes. For this reason, English, as one of the course subjects, will importantly be specified at the majors in which students enroll. Thus, Engli sh for Speciiic Purposes (ESP) becomes a major issue in furni shing English that is based upon students· needs, and practtially will be relevant to students' major. However, the ' ideal ' English is not successfully promoted for students at their content area. 1 his research, which studied the English syllabus designing at SMK (Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan Vocational High School) 1 in Jember, at least, shows that the ·ideal' English is not provide based upon students' occupational purposes since there is a number of problems. Basically, there are two problems 'hat can be seen from two perspectives; syllabus design1ng and students' needs analysis. From the perspective of syllabus designing, the problem may arise on defining a syllabus typically as the ·GBPP' (Garis-garis besar program pengajaran Guidelines of Teaching Program) which is commonly, and formally, provided by the higher authority (i.e. Ministry) of NatiOnal Education). ln evidence, the existence of EBTANAS (Evaluasi belajar tahap akhir National/Nasional final Examination) makes teachers come into a dilemma. On one hand, they should ideally provide Englishh besed on learners· needs analysis hut typically have to follow the available GBPP on the 0ther hand. Moreover, from learners· needs analysis perspective, teachers define Target Situation Analysis (TSA) mainly as the content of students' subject maters of their majors rather than students' linguistic performance alter finishing the course. Furthermore, the teachers define the Present Situation Analysis (PSA) mainly a students' strengths/weaknesses in following the Engli sh course. As suggestions, the forums; MKKS (Musyawarah Kerja Kepala Sekolah the Principals· Conference) and MGMP (Musayawarah guru Mata Pelajaran Subject Teachers· Conference) would considerably be effective moments for discussing the better English teaching at SMK. Besides, the implementation of facilitating re levant English dealing with the issue of ' local autonomy' would like to become a great chance in developing Engli sh syllabus/materials of vocational scholls which is based upon learners' needs.
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