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    What are the intensive and extensive classes ?

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    Default Re: intensive and extensive classes

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    What are the intensive and extensive classes ?
    Classes of what?
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    Default Re: intensive and extensive classes

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    What are the intensive and extensive classes ?

    'Intensive' classes would be 'vigorous' or 'thorough' classes.

    While

    'Extensive' classes would include 'vast' or 'in depth' knowledge related to the learning outcome.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    If you were talking about "classes" meaning "lessons", then you do not need the definite article in your question. It should have read "What are intensive and extensive classes?" or "What is the difference between intensive and extensive classes?" You would still have been asked to provide context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    'Intensive' classes would be 'vigorous' or 'thorough' classes.

    While 'Extensive' classes would include 'vast' or 'in depth' knowledge related to the learning outcome.
    I don't think so. I have not actually encountered the expressions in over forty years of teaching spread across nine countries. 'Intensive courses' are those that try to make maximum progress in minimum time; they usually involve several hours of learning every day rather than the standard couple of hours once or twice a week.
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    I agree. In the UK, you can go on an intensive driving course in order to get your driving licence. You spend one week at a residential facility and you have up to 8 hours theory and practical driving lessons every day. It starts on Monday and ends on Friday with your driving test. It's a good alternative to having one one-hour lesson a week for most of a year.
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    Thank you.
    I meant lessons.

    I'm reading an ESP (English for specific purposes) book. I faced these two phrases in that book.


    If we consider that in an academic or business situation, Can we say in intensive courses the learners devote their time in only one subject e. g. English
    but in extensive courses they study e.g English together with other subjects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    If we consider that in an academic or business situation, Can we say in intensive courses the learners devote their time in only one subject e. g. English
    Not necessarily.
    but in extensive courses they study e.g English together with other subjects?
    We don't know. As I said before, I have not heard of an extensive course. Can you give us the paragraph in which it is mentioned?
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    During an intensive ESP course the learners’ time totally committed to that ESP course. In contrast, an
    extensive ESP course occupies only small part of a student’s timetable or a professional person’s work schedule.
    ESP course, both EOP and EAP, are frequently intensive. Companies send their managers, secretaries or technicians on short intensive courses in the expectation that an exclusive concentration on certain skills for the period of the course will enhance their perfomance in activities that require English. English intensive EAP pre-study courses are very common in English-medium situations before subject courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    During an intensive ESP course the learners’ time totally committed to that ESP course. In contrast, an
    extensive ESP course occupies only small part of a student’s timetable or a professional person’s work schedule.
    ESP course, both EOP and EAP, are frequently intensive. Companies send their managers, secretaries or technicians on short intensive courses in the expectation that an exclusive concentration on certain skills for the period of the course will enhance their perfomance in activities that require English. English intensive EAP pre-study courses are very common in English-medium situations before subject courses.
    Well, there are several basic errors in that, so I don't have any confidence in it as something we can use to claim that any lexis or grammar is natural English. Where did you find it?
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