||The Efficacy of Dialogue Journals
KAGATA, TetsuyaPOOL, Justin P.
26 , 2017-03-31 , 大阪教育大学教科教育学研究会
Dialogue journals are a means of continual written communication between two participants. This paper explores their effect on a language learners' ability to write at length in a set amount of time as well as whether increases in the learners' confidence in writing and/or reading ability can be seen. Student improvement was measured both quantitatively (through word counts of timed journal-writing sessions) and qualitatively (through surveys of the learners' confidence in reading and writing taken before and after the study). Learners showed an overall improvement in ability to write at length and increases in both reading and writing confidence. Additionally, learners spoke of language learning strategies that aided their language learning endeavors.