International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

English Communication Needs of Computer Science Internship and Workplace
Dr. Belinda HO

This paper is an exploratory study on the English communication needs of Computer Science students during their internship and in the workplace after their graduation so as to decide on the contents of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course which prepared Computer Science students for their internship and workplace after graduation. Results of a questionnaire and interviews show that there was a general increase in the amount of English communication done through reading, writing, listening and speaking in the participants’ workplace after graduation. The communicative events which occurred most frequently during their internship and at their workplace after graduation and which were also items suggested to be included in the ESP course were: the reading and writing of emails, manuals and specifications as well as the conducting of meetings.

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