Student and Teacher Strategies for Communicating Through Dialogue Journals in Hebrew: A Teacher Research Project
Two major issues are addressed in this teacher research paper: A description of strategies used by students in their dialogue journal writing and a description of strategies used by the teacher-researcher in responses to students' dialogue journal entries. The major findings are that students used L1 as a resource in their L2 for the following purposes: (1) translation as a means to communicate, (2) codeswitching as a clarification device, and (3) translation as a learning strategy. Meanwhile, the teacher-researcher used the following strategies: summarizing information; modeling conventions; using translation, codeswitching and other semiotic systems to convey meaning; using basic and repetitive format for the responses; using students' themes and vocabulary; and fostering authentic communication. Practical applications for foreign language teachers and researchers are included.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Schwarzer, David, "Student and Teacher Strategies for Communicating Through Dialogue Journals in Hebrew: A Teacher Research Project" (2004). Department of Teaching and Learning Scholarship and Creative Works. 124.