Effect of Dialogue Journal Writing on EFLStudents' Speaking Skill
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), USA, 1998
11 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Date Written: 1998
A study investigated the effect of dialogue journal writing on English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students' speaking skills. Subjects were 136 students enrolled in a history program at an Egyptian university, divided randomly into experimental and control groups. The experimental group received training in dialogue journal writing in addition to classroom English language instruction; the control group received only the language instruction. All students were pre- and posttested on English speech skills. Results indicate that the groups scored about equally on the pretest, but the experimental group scored significantly higher on the posttest, suggesting the journal-writing training helped improve speech skills. Topics for further research are recommended.
Keywords: Classroom Techniques; College Instruction; Comparative Analysis; Dialog Journals; English (Second Language); Foreign Countries; Journal Writing; Oral Language; Second Language Instruction; Skill Development; Speech Skills; Student Journals; Written Language
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