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ERIC Number: EJ833487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Journaling in an Adult ESL Literacy Program
Larrotta, Clarena
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n121 p35-44 Spr 2009
Dialogue journals (DJ) are used in a variety of educational settings, and the literature on them is vast. Teachers who have implemented the DJ in their classes report that reading the learners' entries and responding to them is a pleasant activity. Through writing back and forth in the journal, they get to know the learners, and all participants reflect on what they are teaching and learning. The DJ is a tool for teaching communication, increasing language fluency, and enhancing the learners' motivation to write in ESL. This chapter focuses on journal writing in adult ESL as a practice to promote literacy development and community building.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas