2019 年 49 巻 p. 1-10
Every summer a private university in Yamaguchi Prefecture conducts a one-month language program in the Philippines. This paper aims to discuss the characteristics of the program and its current state of operation. It also attempts to understand the effectiveness of the program at improving the students’ English ability, which was measured using TOEIC scores. The scores of the 130 participants and the 70 non-participants who took TOEIC before and after the program from 2015 to 2017 were analyzed using one-way ANOVA to observe the difference in improvement between the two groups in their listening, reading, and total scores. The results of the analysis show that the improvements of the participants in their listening and total scores were significantly greater than those of the non-participants. However, there was no statistically significant difference in the reading scores between the two groups.