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.