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ERIC Number: EJ1080112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Effect of an Intensive English Program on Malaysian Secondary School Students' Language Proficiency
Mukundan, Jayakaran; Mahvelati, Elaheh Hamed; Nimehchisalem, Vahid
English Language Teaching, v5 n11 p1-7 2012
Intensive English programs are courses in which students participate in a higher number of classes in a shorter period. The available literature on intensive English courses indicates inconsistent results necessitating further research in this area. This study investigated the effect of an intensive English program on a group of Malaysian Secondary School students (n = 30) following a single group quasi-experimental design. Paired samples t-test was used to analyze the students' scores before and after the treatment that lasted four weeks. The results indicated that the students scored significantly higher (p = 0.000 <0.05) at post-test. The study has useful implications for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers. Further research is required before the findings of the study can be generalized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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