Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class

Speaking is a remarkable feature of human beings. People speak on a daily basis in order to communicate and exchange meaningful information. Therefore, the development of such ability in L2 students becomes very important. This study reflects upon the experience of using three speaking activities: 1...

Full description

Main Author: Bula Villalobos, Olmedo
Format: artículo científico
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
Subjects:
EFL
ILE
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/22357
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23891
id RepoKERWA23891
recordtype dspace
spelling RepoKERWA238912021-05-03T23:15:15Z Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class Bula Villalobos, Olmedo speaking oral production teaching activities EFL hablar producción oral enseñanza actividades ILE Speaking is a remarkable feature of human beings. People speak on a daily basis in order to communicate and exchange meaningful information. Therefore, the development of such ability in L2 students becomes very important. This study reflects upon the experience of using three speaking activities: 1- a role-play, 2- an interview and 3- speaking workstations to foster students’ oral production in the EFL class (English as a Foreign Language). Ad- ditionally, the methodology and the action plan are addressed. Facilitated by action research, this study reports on the use and subtleties of these speaking activities. The effectiveness and implementation of these activities are also discussed in this paper. The relevance of these activities to the teaching of speaking constitutes one of the main findings of this paper. Finally, this research project was especially useful as it heightened awareness of the re- searcher’s teaching beliefs.  El habla es una característica notable de los seres humanos. La gente habla a diario con el fin de comunicarse e intercambiar información significativa. Por lo tanto, el desarrollo de tal habilidad en los estudiantes que están aprendiendo una segunda lengua es muy importante. Este estudio reflexiona sobre la experiencia de usar tres actividades para hablar: 1- un juego de roles, 2- una entrevista y 3- estaciones de trabajo del habla para fomentar la pro- ducción oral de los estudiantes en una clase de ILE (Inglés como Lengua Ex- tranjera). Adicionalmente, la metodología y el plan de acción son abordados. Con base en la investigación acción, este estudio informa sobre el uso y las sutilezas de estas actividades para hablar. La efectividad e implementación de estas actividades son también discutidas en este documento. Uno de los principales hallazgos de la investigación lo constituye la relevancia de estas actividades cuando se enseña la habilidad de hablar. Finalmente, este proyecto de investigación fue especialmente útil ya que acentúa la conciencia de las convicciones de enseñanza del investigador.  2015-12-07 2016-05-03T14:52:03Z 2016-05-03T14:52:03Z artículo científico http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/22357 10.15517/rlm.v0i23.22357 http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23891 eng Revista de Lenguas Modernas; Núm. 23 Copyright (c) 2015 Revista de Lenguas Modernas application/pdf Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica Revista de Lenguas Modernas; Núm. 23 (2015) Revista de Lenguas Modernas; Núm. 23 (2015) 16591933 10.15517/rlm.v0i23
institution Universidad de Costa Rica
collection Repositorio KERWA
language Inglés
topic speaking
oral production
teaching
activities
EFL
hablar
producción oral
enseñanza
actividades
ILE
spellingShingle speaking
oral production
teaching
activities
EFL
hablar
producción oral
enseñanza
actividades
ILE
Bula Villalobos, Olmedo
Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class
description Speaking is a remarkable feature of human beings. People speak on a daily basis in order to communicate and exchange meaningful information. Therefore, the development of such ability in L2 students becomes very important. This study reflects upon the experience of using three speaking activities: 1- a role-play, 2- an interview and 3- speaking workstations to foster students’ oral production in the EFL class (English as a Foreign Language). Ad- ditionally, the methodology and the action plan are addressed. Facilitated by action research, this study reports on the use and subtleties of these speaking activities. The effectiveness and implementation of these activities are also discussed in this paper. The relevance of these activities to the teaching of speaking constitutes one of the main findings of this paper. Finally, this research project was especially useful as it heightened awareness of the re- searcher’s teaching beliefs. 
format artículo científico
author Bula Villalobos, Olmedo
author_sort Bula Villalobos, Olmedo
title Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class
title_short Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class
title_full Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class
title_fullStr Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class
title_full_unstemmed Action Research: Fostering Students’ Oral Production in the EFL Class
title_sort action research: fostering students’ oral production in the efl class
publisher Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica
publishDate 2015
url http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/22357
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23891
_version_ 1718783829839183872
score 11.992185