The needs analysis of Lithuanian police patrol officers to improve professional English
The paper investigates the problems that Lithuanian patrol officers encounter while communicating with foreigners in English in their work. It describes a study investigating the perceived English for Specific Purposes (ESP) needs of part-time students who work as Police Patrol (PP) officers in different Lithuanian cities. In this research the language learning strategies that patrol officers used are examined, the difficulties they face in communicating with foreigners are revealed, and suggestions for a remedial ESP training course are presented to meet the patrol officers needs for professional development.
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