ERIC Number: ED318264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Journal-Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom.
Melton, Judith M.
Bringing journals into upper-level foreign language classes painlessly involves students in the exploration of the second language and the writing process. The unstructured nature of journal writing allows for a free range of writing exercises that upgrade student language proficiency and help increase their control of grammar, structure, and style. Further, journals are flexible enough that they can be incorporated imaginatively into almost any language course, including literature-based courses, providing students with strong incentives for practicing the second language. At the end of a course of study, students can feel a sense of achievement in the journals, concrete souvenirs of passage through the stages of language learning. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Dimension: Languages 83. Proceedings of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (19th, 1983).