THE RELEVANCE OF NAUTICAL STUDENTS’ EXPECTATIONS TOWARDS MARITIME ENGLISH II COURSE TO THE SOCIAL SEMIOTIC PERSPECTIVE

  • Cinthia Reswari Politeknik Bumi Akpelni
  • Haryani Haryani Politeknik Bumi Akpelni
  • Dwi Sulistyorini Politeknik Bumi Akpelni
Keywords: English, Maritime English Course, and Social Semiotic Perspective

Abstract

Before carrying out the Maritime English II course, it is essential to investigate students’ expectations of the course materials. According to the social semiotic perspective, the English materials that the students should learn must be relevant to their needs based on their future workplace. This research is qualitative. The data were gained by administering open-ended questionnaires to 67 semesters of two nautical department students in one of the maritime polytechnics in Semarang, Indonesia. The result shows that 83.58% of the students have relevant expectations towards the Maritime English II course, seen from the social semiotic perspective. Most of them have expectations to be able to learn English materials related to their future job as seafarers. Most students said they expect to learn materials about either ‘ship or vessel,’ ‘maritime English,’ or ‘seafarer’ in their answers. Hopefully, this research can bring insight into the field of Maritime English II course and its curriculum.

Published
2022-12-23