ERIC Number: ED375679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Rationale To Integrate Dialog Journal Writing in the Foreign Language Conversation Class.
de Godev, Concepcion B.
The need to underline the relationship between spoken and written language in second language instruction is discussed, and the use of student dialogue journals to accomplish this is encouraged. The first section offers an overview of the whole language approach, which emphasizes integration of language skills. The second section examines briefly how and under what conditions writing and speaking can be considered to entail similar processes. The dialogue journal is defined and its suitability for the conversation class is explored in the third section, and specific procedures for integrating the dialogue journal into classroom activities are offered in the fourth section. It is concluded that there is intuitive appeal in the linking of written and oral language skills, further research into this relationship is needed in several areas. Contains 21 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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