DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10517

Published:

2006-01-01

Issue:

No 8 (2006)

Section:

Pedagogical Innovations

Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience

Authors

  • Adriana Vecino Universidad Industrial de Santander

Keywords:

narración de historias, beneficios, habilidades de la lengua, estudiantes adultos de Inglés como lengua extranjera (es).

Keywords:

storytelling, benefits, language skills, adult EFL learners (en).

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Abstract (en)

Storytelling has obvious benefits in the development of speaking and listening skills, vocabulary and memory abilities. It also nurtures reading and writing skills and offers learners opportunities to increase their confidence. Given the great value in employing storytelling as a support when learning a foreign language, I decided to use this technique with one of my adult EFL classrooms and observe the benefits and possible constraints. This paper presents the theoretical foundations that underlie my pedagogical innovation as well as the results obtained from its implementation. In addition, valuable reflections invite teachers to integrate storytelling into their English lessons and explore their use with adult learners.

Abstract (es)

El uso de narración de historias tiene beneficios obvios en el desarrollo de la producción y la comprensión oral, y en el enriquecimiento del vocabulario y la memoria. Asimismo, mejora las habilidades de lectura y escritura y ofrece a los alumnos la oportunidad de incrementar su confianza. Dado el gran valor de emplear la narración de historias para apoyar el aprendizaje de una lengua extranjera, decidí utilizar esta técnica con uno de mis grupos de estudiantes de Inglés como lengua extranjera y observar los beneficios y posibles limitaciones. En este documento presento el marco teórico que respalda mi innovación pedagógica, así como los resultados obtenidos después de su implementación. Además, presento unas reflexiones valiosas que invitan a los profesores a integrar la narración de historias en sus clases de Inglés y explorar su uso con adultos.

Author Biography

Adriana Vecino, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Bogotá

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How to Cite

APA

Vecino, A. (2006). Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, (8), 254–274. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10517

ACM

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Vecino, A. 2006. Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 8 (Jan. 2006), 254–274. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10517.

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Vecino, A. Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2006, 254-274.

ABNT

VECINO, A. Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], n. 8, p. 254–274, 2006. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.10517. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/10517. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2022.

Chicago

Vecino, Adriana. 2006. “Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, no. 8 (January):254-74. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10517.

Harvard

Vecino, A. (2006) “Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, (8), pp. 254–274. doi: 10.14483/22487085.10517.

IEEE

[1]
A. Vecino, “Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, no. 8, pp. 254–274, Jan. 2006.

MLA

Vecino, A. “Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, no. 8, Jan. 2006, pp. 254-7, doi:10.14483/22487085.10517.

Turabian

Vecino, Adriana. “Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, no. 8 (January 1, 2006): 254–274. Accessed January 20, 2022. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/10517.

Vancouver

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Vecino A. Using storytelling with adult EFL learners: an enriching classroom experience. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2006Jan.1 [cited 2022Jan.20];(8):254-7. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/10517

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