Oral Skills Development Through the Use of Language Learning Strategies, Podcasting and Collaborative Work

  • Martha Devia Grisales
  • Andersson Smith García

Abstract

This article describes an action research project carried out at a public school in Ibagué, Colombia. Through a qualitative approach, the project aimed to illustrate the impact of using podcasting, language learning strategies and collaborative work in the development of tenth graders’ oral skills. The intervention involved planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating oral tasks including contextualized and meaningful settings; students’ performance was analyzed with the help of surveys, questionnaires, and the podcasts themselves. The results evidenced how students were positively influenced by these strategies to improve their oral skills.

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Author Biography

Martha Devia Grisales

Martha Sedeida Devia Grisales graduated in Modern Languages at Universidad del Tolima in 2003. In December 2009, she specialized in Teaching English. Currently, she studies a Master’s in English Didactics at Universidad del Tolima. She has been teaching English for 17 years. She is a full-time teacher in a public school and part time teacher at Universidad del Tolima. She is deeply interested in helping students to improve communicative skills by means of contemporary strategies.

Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
Devia Grisales, M., & García, A. S. (2017). Oral Skills Development Through the Use of Language Learning Strategies, Podcasting and Collaborative Work. GiST Education and Learning Research Journal, (14), 32-48. Retrieved from https://gistjournal.unica.edu.co/index.php/gist/article/view/370