Target Situation; English Learning; Pondok Pesantren


This study was aimed at answering the question of the research namely “What are the target needs of the students in learning English at Pondok Pesantren Tahfidz Al-Qur’an Al-Hudzaifiyyah Kolaka?” The researcher applied a survey study to answer the research question. The instruments of the research were questionnaires and interview guidelines. The data were reported descriptively. The participants of the research were 20 students from various levels of education at Pondok Pesantren Tahfidz Al-Qur’an Al-Hudzaifiyyah Kolaka. The results revealed that the target situation of the students in learning English was divided into three categories namely necessities, lack, and wants. The students’ necessities were interacting verbally in da’wah competition and they needed an advanced level of English to support their careers in the future. Then, the students’ lacks were a lack of vocabulary, lack of ability to compose correct English sentences or lack of grammar, lack of pronunciation, and low competence in understanding what other speakers are saying. Then in terms of wants, they need to use their English as the medium of oral communication to participate in the tafsir Al-Qur’an competition in Musabaqah Tilawatil Qur’an. A recommendation for material designers was made to get suitable learning materials for Islamic boarding school students.


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