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Volume 3 Number 3, Autumn 2006, Pages 1-175   

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A Non-structured, Empowered and Activity-oriented English Immersion Program in an EFL Setting

    Dong Wan Cho

This research presents a non-structured, empowered, and activity-oriented English immersion program developed and implemented at a college in an EFL setting. Since its inception in 1995, this program has gone through several changes in its curriculum and format. The participants in this program acquire the target language through being involved in several activities led by native speaking group leaders whose age are about the same as that of the program participants. The pre- and post-program interviews and the program evaluation made by the students and group leaders show that the program has significantly contributed to an increase in the speaking skills of the program participants, irrespective of the short program period. The program deserves the attention of English teaching professionals and researchers working in an EFL environment.