1Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch
2MA in TEFL, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch
This study focused on investigating the impact of keeping oral dialogue journals on EFL learners’ oral fluency. Sixty participants were ed out of 80 undergraduate freshmen who were studying English Translation at Sanandaj Islamic Azad University and pre-intermediate students at Passargadeh Jam Language School based on their scores on a piloted proficiency test. They were then randomly divided into two equal groups undergoing control and experimental conditions. Prior to the treatment, an oral interview was conducted for all the participants of the study. The results of a t-test demonstrated no prior significant difference between the oral fluency of the participants in the control and experimental groups. After the treatment period, during which the experimental group experienced keeping oral dialogue journals but the control group received the same instruction without the practice of dialogue journals, another oral interview was administered. The results of the comparison of the oral fluency mean ratings of the two groups revealed that the participants in the experimental group had a significantly higher oral fluency compared to the ones in the control group. It was concluded that keeping oral dialogue journals significantly affected the oral fluency of the EFL participants.