Fostering Pre-intermediate EFL Learners’ Writing Confidence and Writing Fluency through Creative Writing: Investigating the Role of Personality

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The importance of communicative skills, especially writing, in today's world is undeniable. Therefore, teachers try to use effective strategies to foster language learners' writing skill. Among the strategies, creative writing has attracted the attention of applied linguists. This study attempted to investigate the effect of creative writing on Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners’ writing fluency and writing confidence. Furthermore, it investigated the role of language learners’ personality as a moderator variable, i.e., extroversion/introversion. Participants of this study were 60 EFL learners selected from Daneshgah High School in Zahedan. They were randomly divided into two groups, namely, control and experimental. Writing fluency, writing confidence tests, and personality type indicator scales were used for collecting data. The data were analyzed using t-test and ANOVA. The results of the data analysis revealed that creative writing had a significant effect on learners' writing fluency and writing confidence enhancement. However, the interaction between the treatment and personality was not significant. It is concluded that creative writing can be used as a teaching strategy to foster EFL learners’ writing skills.

Iranian Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume:11 Issue: 4, Autumn 2022
39 to 52  
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