The English-majored Students’ Practices of Mind Maps in Writing Skills

Authors

  • Ngo Thi Hien Trang University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang, Vietnam
  • Tran Thi Thuy Oanh University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang

Keywords:

Mind maps; occurrence; perceptions; phases; writing skill.

Abstract

Writing is one of the two productive and four vital skills in acquiring any foreign language. Therefore, it is necessary for language educators, teachers, linguists, and learners to make use of a wide range of different methods to enhance all four English skills for language learners. The researchers have the assumption that using the mind mapping technique positively influences the improvement of this productive skill for the first-year students at the Faculty of English, University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang. The purposes of this article entitled “The English-majored Students’ Practices of Mind Maps in Writing Skills” are to investigate the practices of mind maps related to the rate of occurrence, the phases in writing, and the perceptions of first-year students when taking advantage of mind maps to boost their writing skill. This research is quantitatively and qualitatively carried out, which gathered information from three research instruments: classroom observation, interviews, and questionnaires for freshmen students. The assumption of the researchers was proved to be correct since the first-year students advocated the effectiveness of mind maps in writing skills at different rates and often used mind maps during the pre-writing stage.

Author Biographies

  • Ngo Thi Hien Trang, University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang, Vietnam

    Ngo Thi Hien Trang has more than 10 years of teaching experience at Faculty of English, University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang, Vietnam. Her expertise and interests include language teaching methodology and English linguistics. She has published papers in conference proceedings and WOS and SCOPUS journals.

  • Tran Thi Thuy Oanh, University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang

    Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Oanh is a senior lecturer at University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Danang, Vietnam. She had a Ph.D's degree in English Linguistics and spent a research course at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, French Republic. Her current research fields are English linguistics, pedagogy and education.

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Published

24-11-2021

How to Cite

Ngo, T. H. T., & Tran, T. T. O. . (2021). The English-majored Students’ Practices of Mind Maps in Writing Skills. International Journal of TESOL & Education, 1(3), 301-312. https://i-jte.org/index.php/journal/article/view/121

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