Developing A Task-Based ESP Learning Material for Boutique Dressmaking Skill Program Of SMKN 3 Pacitan (A Research and Development at the Eleventh Grade of SMKN 3 Pacitan in the Academic Year of 2013/2014)

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Ninik Srimukti - S891202047 - Pascasarjana

This research is aimed at developing anESP learning material to fulfil the students’ needs in learning English at boutique dressmaking skill program of vocational high school.It uses Research and Development (R&D) proposed byBorgandGall as the research design of this research. This study was oriented to the product development in the form of procedural model and was conducted in two main stages; (1) exploration stage and (2) product development stage.
The exploration stageincludes: (1) the description of the existing condition of English textbookand (2) the need analysis of the ESP learning material. The product development stagedescribes: (1) the description of the prototype, (2) the try out of the prototype, and (3) the feasibility of the product. This research was conducted at SMKN 3 Pacitan. There were two teachers and twenty eight students involved in this research.
The data of the exploration stage were obtained through conducting document analysis, having interview, and distributing questionnaire. It was done to know the quality of the existing English textbook used at SMKN 3 Pacitan. The findings show that the textbook used at the schoolcontains general English material and it is less specific to be used for the students of boutique dressmaking skill program. Thus, it implies that there should be ESP learning material developed in regard to provide the teacher and the students of boutique dressmaking skill program.
The ESP learning material was developed by considering some aspects. It contains theoretical theories of ESP, TBLI, the existing curriculum, and also the students’ need. Then, it wasevaluated and reviewed through expert judgment and implemented in class XI BSB A SMKN 3 Pacitan, East Java, to make the material feasible. Through conducting observationand having focus group discussion (FGD) between the researcher, the teacher, the expert, and the students, the draft or the prototype was revised to be the final draft. Therefore, after three trials, the draft is feasible to be applied as supplementary material for boutique dressmaking skill program students of vocational high school.
Keywords: ESP,material development, research and development study, TBLI, textbook