Teaching Materials in ELT for Future Employment: What are Appropriate?

  • Susiati Susiati Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Avelia Yonanda Exaputri Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Amelia Santriane Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Keywords: INQF, KKNI, ELT Materials for Employment, Employment in ELT, English for Specific Purposes


INQF or the Indonesian National Qualification Framework has been implemented since 2016 by tertiary institutions in Indonesia as a reformed education policy. This study examines whether the framework has satisfied the ELT graduates’ needs for employment in terms of teaching materials which focuses on oral communication. The study participants were ELT graduates with variety of jobs. Using interview technique, the findings revealed that some materials written in the INQF do not match the graduates’ needs at work. They need materials containing English for Specific Purposes or ESP to support their jobs other than as English teachers such cover as translators, bank clerks, front officers for not all ELT graduates are not interested to be English teachers. Thus, the gap between the needs for what to teach for future employment in ELT and the INQF items on materials should be fulfilled to improve ELT outcome-based education.