English Camp Activities: A Strategy to Enhance Students’ English Proficiency

Nur Salina Ismail, Izah Mohd Tahir

Abstract


Indoor or outdoor activities are part of the learning and teaching process. Activities can be of value added to students especially if they perceived positively and appreciate their contents. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of the English camp activities organised by the Faculty of Languages and Communication, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia. The evaluations of the activities are based on the course objectives, activities covered and facilitators. In addition, the study also examines the benefits, types of improvement to be considered and the satisfaction level. The study was carried out in May to June 2010. Of 114 students taking TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from Semester Two and Four, 73 students participated in the survey giving a response rate of 64 percent.
Key words: Teaching And Learning; TESL; Effectiveness; English Camp Activities

Keywords


Teaching And Learning; TESL; Effectiveness; English Camp Activities

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