Reflecting Journal Writing and Primary Students’ Writing Fluency




Reflective journal writing; vocabulary acquisition; writing fluency; writing accuracy; writing errors


This research attempted to investigate whether reflective journal writing had an impact on the primary students in learning vocabulary and writing in Vinschool Central Park, HCM City, Vietnam. Participants in the study were 60 Level 3 primary students aged 8 to 10 years. Those 60 students were divided into supervisory (n=30) and experimental (n=30) schools. With the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach, both groups were taught, but after three months, the treatment group wrote reflective papers in the wrap-up process of each vocabulary session, while the control group started writing and writing on a regular basis. The research results showed that the RJW had great effects on students’ writing fluency as well as reducing their writing errors. The results present pedagogically important consequences for content designers, language teachers, and students.

Author Biography

Pham Vu Phi Ho, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Ph.D., Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam. He used to be a Vice-President of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University, and Vice-President and Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages of Van Hien University, Vietnam. Pham has been published 50 research articles in both local and International Journals (ISI/Scopus-indexed), and 8 books and course-books, 2 course-books were used for undergrad students at HCMC Open University, VN, and one course-book was used for both the undergraduate and graduate level at Lourdes College, Higher Education Department, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He has international experience in teaching English at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand; especially, he worked as a Professor for Gyeongju University, South Korea, in 2014. He is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of the AsiaCALL and the managing editor of its Online Journal. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of TESOL & Education. He is also an editor for the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Scopus), an editor for the World Journal of English Language (scopus), and a peer reviewer for some international Journals indexed in ISI/Scopus such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Open Sage, International Journal of Instruction. His main interests include Academic Writing, peer responses, translation, Teaching methodologies, and Technology-enhanced learning.


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How to Cite

Pham, V. P. H., & Tran, T. N. M. M. (2021). Reflecting Journal Writing and Primary Students’ Writing Fluency. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference, 621, 1–7.

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