Document Type: Research Paper
The current study aimed at investigating the academic learning needs of Iranian undergraduate students of English Language and Literature from the perspective of 320 stakeholders including undergraduate students (n = 252), graduates (n = 51), English literature instructors (n = 7), and language instructors (n = 10). To this aim, a triangulation of the most important data collection instruments of needs analysis (i.e., questionnaires, class observations, and semistructured interviews) was adopted for data collection at eight different Iranian state universities. The results of data analysis revealed that the above-mentioned students are not adequately equipped with learning and communication strategies during their academic and pre-academic studies. The results of the current study may promise implications for the provision of some extracurricular EFL courses at the tertiary and senior high school level in order to enhance students’ sociocultural and strategic competence based on the shared decision-making process among different stakeholders in the course design community.