Hashim, Fatimah; Balakrishnan, Vishalache
September 2006
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;Sep2006, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p186
Academic Journal
This paper describes a program that was developed based on some of the principles of language immersion. The aim of the program was to provide a group of low proficiency ESL learners exposure to "fun" language activities in order to motivate them to learn and use the English language. The activities as well as the two phases of the program are described. Results of a survey, interviews as well as the pre and post tests show the gains made in terms of student interest and motivation to improve their English language learning and use. Implications for pedagogy are drawn.


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