Dialog Journal Writing and its Effect on Learners’ Speaking Accuracy and Fluency

Seyed Jalal Abdolmanafi Rokni, Asieh Seifi


This paper focuses on dialog journal writing as one possible method of improving speaking skill of EFL learners. The present study was an attempt to investigate the impact of dialog journal writing on EFL learners’ speaking accuracy and fluency. The participants were 48male intermediate level students who were randomly selected from two classes at Simin language institute in Qaemshahr, Iran. They had registered for a free chat course. First, they were administered a pretest for homogeneity. Next, the experimental group was treated with journal writing in 20 term-long sessions. Following the treatment, a posttest was given to both groups. The findings indicated that there was a significant difference between two groups in terms of speaking accuracy and fluency. The findings also showed that dialog journal writing helped students communicate more effectively, fluently and accurately. Further, the findings provided useful information for teachers to help adult learners to develop their abilities to communicate in the target language.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/selt.v2n1p28


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