Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Journals and ESL (English as a Second Language) Students

Question: How can ESL students practice their writing?

Answer: “The…students express themselves quite freely in journals, once they have realized that they will not be penalized for technical errors.”

Give them a topic or allow them to choose their own topics. “The finest journals result when I use the readings and class discussions…to which the students can relate and react.”

Title: “Using Student Journals in the Workplace ESL Classroom.” D Sole. Journal of Reading (December 1990), 301.

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