Comparative Study Of Semi-Intensive And Intensive Toefl Class At ITB

Caroline V Katemba


The objective of this study is to find out the answer of the question: “Is there any difference in the achievement of the students who take the Intensive TOEFL class and the one who take the Semi Intensive TOEFL class?” The participants were 68 young adult enrolled at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in the academic year 2008/2009. There are 45 participants in the Semi Intensive TOEFL class and 23 participants in the Intensive TOEFL class. The result is The mean gain score of Semi Intensive TOEFL class was 9.63 with a standard deviation of 7.36 while the Intensive TOEFL class was 9.07 with a standard deviation of 7.75. The paired samples of t-test on the gain scores of Semi Intensive TOEFL class and Intensive TOEFL class resulted in a t-counted value of 1.92 at a significant different α= 0.05 which is less than t-table value of 2. Thus, it may be concluded from the main gain that Semi Intensive TOEFL class achieved better improvement in English proficiency test than Intensive TOEFL class.

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