Needs analysis for the ELT classroom

needs analysis english language teaching

Conducting a needs analysis with your EFL class is a great way to get to know your new students.

What is the purpose of a needs analysis?

Needs analysis allow teachers or staff to match the curriculum with the learning needs of the students.

An example of a needs analysis

Here’s a general needs analysis to give you some ideas of questions to ask your students:

Needs Analysis

1. What are your English learning goals?
2. Rank your English skills from 1-6 (weakest to strongest)?
3. What activities do you find most useful for learning English?
4. What experience do you have of learning English/other languages?

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5. How much time do you currently spend learning English each week, on average?
6. How much time would you like to spend learning English each week?
7. How much homework would you like each week?

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8. What would you like to achieve by the end of the course?

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