Self-expressions, Socialization and Learning in Dialogue Journals: Features of Beginner Writers in Second Language Writing

Mahani Mansor, Latisha Asmaak Shafie, Anis Maesin, Surina Nayan, Nazira Osman
2011 International Journal of English Linguistics  
Collaborative learning involves learners working together as a group in maximizing their learning experience and in developing the learners' sense of belonging to the group. This paper discusses the features of a collaborative writing activity, the dialogue journal, that exist during a writing activity. The features were discussed based on literature and a case study on a group of second-year ESL learners of Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis, Malaysia. The selections of the students' dialogue
more » ... rnal writing were found to display features of the learners' self-expressions, learning and interactions among their classmates and teacher.
doi:10.5539/ijel.v1n2p155 fatcat:z6coijtktra3niwdanavpm73re