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


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 journal writing were found to display features of the learners’ self-expressions, learning and interactions among their classmates and teacher.

Full Text:



Copyright (c)

International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)   E-mail:

Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.