International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Building Communication: Integrating Dialogue Journal in an ESL Classroom
Ana Lou Cahilig, Dr. Maria Angeles Hinosolango

This study sought to determine the extent of integrating dialogue journal in an ESL classroom involving Alternative Learning System graduates who went through modular non-formal education during their secondary schooling. With dialogue journal, particularly its elements: written communication, dialogic conversation, and responsive relationship, students were able to communicate and practice their English writing skills. The study involved forty-four college students coming from various social and ethnic backgrounds; 16 were male and 28 were female. For this purpose, a researcher-made questionnaire was utilized which was examined by experts for content and face validity. It conducted in-depth interviews with 22 respondents substantiating the results of the study. Through descriptive design with mixed methods, the findings revealed that dialogue journal has been highly evident in written communication, dialogic conversation, and responsive relationship. It has enabled students to communicate their ideas openly with no threat and became a venue for student-teacher communication.

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