chapter  5
Listening needs analysis
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Consequently, a listening needs analysis survey was conducted among a sample of CET stakeholders. Its primary aim was to determine college students’ learning purposes, or the target language use domains of the CLCT. According to Bachman and Palmer (1996:44), a set of language use tasks, which can be described in terms of these characteristics, with certain distinguishing characteristics form a language use domain. Common domains in the broadest sense include educational, occupational and social survival. As the majority of Chinese college undergraduates are and will, after graduation, remain in an environment where English is used as a foreign language, the target domain of the CLCT is more complex than simply being any one of those three categories.