Bridging Language Proficiency and Scientific Knowledge: Integrating Government Science Content into TOEIC-Based Summative Listening Tests

Badriyah Ulfah, Nur Mukminatien


To meet the demand for effective content integration in summative listening tests for English Specific Purpose classes catering to Government Science majors, this development project aims to create an engaging and immersive listening test. Drawing on the TOEIC-based framework, the test incorporates government science content as the thematic foundation of the questions. The development process comprises three key stages: exploration, development, and preliminary field testing. The test product was rigorously validated through expert assessment and a try-out test involving 50 students was conducted for preliminary field testing. The try-out test demonstrated a high reliability coefficient of 0.828. It encompasses 50 listening questions, spanning four sections: Photograph (10 questions), Questions-responses (16 questions), Conversation (12 questions), and Talks (12 questions). By seamlessly blending language proficiency with scientific knowledge, this innovative approach promises to enhance learning outcomes and bridge the gap between language acquisition and subject-specific competence for Government Science students. Based on the positive results obtained from the preliminary field testing and the validation process, it is recommended that the integrated TOEIC-based listening test be implemented in English Specific Purpose classes for Government Science majors.

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