Educational videos: a didactic tool for strengthening English vocabulary through the development of affective learning in kids

  • Jonnathan Celis Nova Universidad Libre
  • Clara Isabel Onatra Chavarro Universidad Libre
  • Any Tatiana Zubieta Córdoba Univeridad Libre
Keywords: English as a Foreign Language, Educational Videos, Affective Learning, Vocabulary


The following paper seeks to develop a proposal, observing to what extent educational videos and affective learning can strengthen vocabulary in an EFL setting. This action research study was done with fifth grade students belonging to a public school, who showed a low degree of motivation in the English class, making it difficult to acquire the language. The instruments that were applied are pre/post-tests, pre/post questionnaires, field notes and class workshops. Grounded theory was implemented for the data analysis. Results evidence the enhancement students had in vocabulary acquisition along with educational videos and affective learning.


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Author Biographies

Jonnathan Celis Nova, Universidad Libre

Jonnathan Celis Nova holds BA in languages from Universidad Libre. He has experience as an English teacher in the Extension Courses at the same institution. His research interests include Language, History and Biology.  

Clara Isabel Onatra Chavarro, Universidad Libre

Clara Isabel Onatra Chavarro is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Education at Universidad de Baja California. She works as a professor at Universidad Libre and Universidad Nacional de Colombia in the BA in languages program. Her research interests are ICT in Education, Self-Direction and Applied Linguistics.

Any Tatiana Zubieta Córdoba, Univeridad Libre

Any Tatiana Zubieta Córdoba holds BA in languages from Universidad Libre. She has been a languages teacher (English, French and Spanish). She had the opportunity to participate in an exchange of international teachers with the Amity program. Her research interests include Applied Linguistics, Languages and Art.



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How to Cite
Celis Nova, J., Onatra Chavarro, C. I., & Zubieta Córdoba, A. T. (2017). Educational videos: a didactic tool for strengthening English vocabulary through the development of affective learning in kids. GiST Education and Learning Research Journal, (14), 68-87. Retrieved from