Analysis of English Needs for International Journals in Sports and Nutrition Course: an ESP Approach


  • Ririn Ambarini Universitas PGRI Semarang
  • Fitri Yulianti Universitas PGRI Semarang
  • Hadi Riwayati Utami Universitas PGRI Semarang
  • Dian Ayu Zahraini Universitas PGRI Semarang


Needs Analysis, English for Specific Purposes, International Journal, Sports and Nutrition Course


Student learning resources can come from various sources, including both local and international journals. Sports nutrition courses really need references sourced from international journals, which will have a positive impact on the growing knowledge of non-English department students on sports nutrition, which is not only at the national level but extends to the international level. In the learning process the use of learning materials originating from international journals in English, the longing for an ESP-based learning approach or English for Specific Purposes will greatly help increase Non-English Department students' knowledge of sports nutrition, but will also improve their English language skills which function as International language. The purpose of this research was to find out: (1) What is the level of reading comprehension ability of non-English Department Universitas PGRI Semarang students towards learning material sourced from international journals? (2) What are the learning outcomes of non-English department students based on sports nutrition material based on reputable international journals? Data collection techniques are carried out through tests, documentation, and questionnaires. This research uses a descriptive quantitative approach. The results showed that the alignment of reading comprehension ability based on ESP of non-English department students against English journals in the Sports Nutrition Course described students' abilities that would increase if they received intense and continuous exposure.