An Effect of Journal Writing Instruction on English Writing Skill of Junior High School Students
山本, 玲子 ,
ヤマモト, レイコYamamoto, Reiko
国際研究論叢 : 大阪国際大学紀要 = OIU journal of international studies
129 , 2015-10-31
Junior high school students at adolescence become too conscious of lack of fluency in second language and hesitate to express themselves. Especially, the writing skill has been reported to decrease compared with other skills of English proficiency；speaking, listening, and reading. This study focuses on writing instruction over the long run, one whole year. Journal writing task with a teacher's emotive feedback was given to the students with the intention of encouraging the students to communicate with the teacher. The results of statistical and qualitative analysis of journal writing and the questionnaire proved the enhancement of writing proficiency of the students.