English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics MA
Using dictogloss to develop cooperative learning among L2 learners
Traditional dictation can be unpopular with learners and may demotivate them from learning (Scrivener 2011: 362). Therefore, in order to make dictation more enjoyable and useful, various dictation methods have been introduced over the years. One of them is called dictogloss, where learners listen to a passage, note down keywords and then work together to reconstruct the text. Dictogloss was originally proposed by Wajnryb (1990) as an alternative method of teaching grammar. He argued that dictogloss gives learners a more precise understanding of English grammar than other approaches and consequently leads to higher accuracy in language use (Wajnryb 1990).