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    intensive and extensive classes

    What are the intensive and extensive classes ?

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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    What are the intensive and extensive classes ?
    Classes of what?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

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    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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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

    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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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

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    '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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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

    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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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

    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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    Re: intensive and extensive classes

    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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    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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    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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