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ERIC Number: ED375671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Oral Dialog Journals: A Learner-Centered Approach.
Henry, Linnea Margaret
This paper examines the use of oral dialogue journals as an integral part of foreign language instruction. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of oral (audiotape) journals, and compares them to written journals. The paper then explores the use of oral dialogue journals in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to adult students in Morocco and in the teaching of intermediate Spanish at the college level. Teacher and student opinions on the efficacy of oral dialogue journals are then examined. In addition to providing opportunities for students to gain in knowledge and awareness of oral and aural aspects of a second language, oral journals were found to significantly enhance the relationship between the teacher and student, to increase the students' level of confidence, and to allow students to develop ways to work on aspects of language acquisition consistent with their individual goals and learning styles. (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Morocco