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This paper talks about developing an English course book based on task-based approach for Hotel Study Program students of Muhammadiyah University West Sumatera. The development adopted ADDIE model which has five stages: Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluation. Students’ needs were analyzed by interviewing an English lecturer in the institution and a manager of Front Office department in Novotel Hotel Bukittinggi. Observation was also conducted at the department to get the language functions and any related forms used by the staffs in performing their tasks. The result of needs analysis was summarized into goals and objectives of the course. These goals and objectives were used to design the book in the form of scope and sequence chart of the unit based on task-based approach. The chart then was developed into a course book. The book was validated by an expert in English for Specific Purposes and two experts in hotel study program. The result showed that the book was very valid with the average score was 3.70 and recommended to use with few revisions. The implementation was limited to four-time try out in the target institution to found out any problems and faults in using it. Questionnaires were distributed to the students at the end of the implementation to evaluate the suitability of the book based on their perception. The result was 3.40 which indicated that the students felt that the book was suitable and useful for being used in that course.


ADDIE, Developing course book, Task-based approach

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