Need Analysis of English E-Dictionary for Civil Engineering at Palangka Raya University

Ladia Novi Tamitasari, Joni Bungai


Dictionary is a reference source in print or electronic form containing words which are usually arranged alphabetically and used to know the meaning. The purpose of this study was to analyze the students’ need as the base for developing an English E-dictionary as learning media for students majoring in Civil Engineering at the University of Palangka Raya. This research was a descriptive-qualitative research with the instruments of online questionnaire sent to the students and online interview with the lectures obtain the data. The results showed than an electronic English-Indonesia dictionary was preferable because it was easy to use anywhere. The result also stated that the electronic English-Indonesian dictionary must contain Civil Engineering terms and be arranged along with information about the function, forms, pronunciations, and meaning of the terms. The English-Indonesian electronic dictionary was stated to be an effective learning tool to enhance vocabulary learning for the students majoring in Civil Engineering.


civil engineering; electronic English dictionary; vocabulary

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