The Effect of an Intensive English Program on Malaysian Secondary School Students’ Language Proficiency

Jayakaran Mukundan, Elaheh Hamed Mahvelati, Vahid Nimehchisalem

Abstract


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= .000 <.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.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v5n11p1

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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