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    Quadrilinguist is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: intensive and extensive classes

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    '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.
    Yes, this is what it is. I took an intensive Spanish course in Mexico in 2000. I was in a learning situation with a teacher and other students 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for 4 weeks. And then I spent the rest of the day learning the language by talking to my host family, buying things at the store, etc. I learned a whole lot more in that 4-week intensive course than I would have back home in a 12-week extensive course with only 3-6 hours of language teaching/learning and practice per week.

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    Sorry. It typed some parts of the paragraph wrongly (I wonder if my sentence is correct or not!.)

    It is part of the book "Developments in English for Specific Purposes"

    During an intensive ESP course the learnersí time is totally committed to that ESP course. In contrast, an
    extensive ESP course occupies only small part of a studentís timetable or a professional personís work schedule.

    ESP courses, 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 or languge for the period of the course will greately enhance their perfomance in activities that require English. English intensive EAP pre-study courses are very common in English-medium situations.

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    Default Re: intensive and extensive classes

    you mean in an extensive course one studies a course in a longer period of time. Am I right?

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    Default Re: intensive and extensive classes

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    you mean in an extensive course one studies a course in a longer period of time. Am I right?
    I have no clear idea of what this sentence is supposed to mean:

    In contrast, an extensive ESP course occupies only small part of a student’s timetable or a professional person’s work schedule.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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