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Dynamic and Complex System Approach to Needs Analysis, Course Development and Evaluation of LANSOD Courses in a French Musicology Undergraduate Programme
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Abstract

When trying to analyse a LANSOD (LANguage for Specialists of Other Disciplines) training course, the elements that have to be taken into account are numerous and complex, and many questions are raised. For example, in the case of the English course in the undergraduate programme of musicology at the University of Lille SHS (France), how can high absenteeism be accounted for? What about the students' lack of motivation, or teachers' dissatisfaction at teaching the course? The purpose of the action-research project reported on is to understand and articulate these various elements so as to conceive, set up and evaluate a coherent language course, adapted to a specific context. We decided to adopt a dynamic and complex system approach as it was believed to be helpful in apprehending the complexity of a LANSOD context, guiding a needs analysis, and designing and evaluating a training course. We favoured the triangulation of sources, methods, and qualitative analyses in order to identify the main problems of the existing training course and to set the objectives of a new course. These results led us to conclude that a blended course with relatively highly specialised content was the most suitable option for this learning environment. [For the complete book, "New Developments in ESP Teaching and Learning Research," see ED578581.]

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Labetoulle, A. Dynamic and Complex System Approach to Needs Analysis, Course Development and Evaluation of LANSOD Courses in a French Musicology Undergraduate Programme. Retrieved August 9, 2020 from .

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