Video-mediated listening and multiliteracies

Videoconferencia, escucha y literacidades múltiples

  • Jhon Jairo Losada Rivas Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student
  • David Alfonso Suaza Cardozo Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student Professor at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
Keywords: Video-mediated listening, meaning-making process, multiliteracies, EFL learning. (en_US)
Keywords: aprendizaje del inglés como lengua extranjera, proceso de la construcción de significado, multiliteracidades, escucha video-mediada (es_ES)

Abstract (en_US)

Based on the need to explore the incidence of multiliteracies in EFL education, this study presents the ways in which video-mediated listening activities contribute to the construction of new meanings in an EFL setting. This qualitative action research was carried out at a private school from Huila, Colombia with 11th grade students who had difficulties with their foreign language listening skills. Pedagogical interventions involved all students from the course (16 pupils); nonetheless, convenience sampling was used to narrow research data to six participants. Our research objective was to analyze how the construction of meaning was developed through the implementation of video-mediated listening activities under a multiliteracies approach. Findings show that students established interactions with different sources of information provided by the videos that enabled them to create and disclose new meanings derived from their transformed interpretations. The results also shed light on how video-mediated listening activities foster students’ understandings of their own learning processes.

Abstract (es_ES)

Teniendo en cuenta la necesidad de explorar la incidencia del enfoque de multiliteracidades dentro del salón de clase de lengua extranjera inglés, este estudio presenta las maneras en las cuales actividades de escucha video mediadas contribuyen a la construcción de nuevos significados en un escenario de inglés como lengua extranjera. Esta investigación acción cualitativa se llevó a cabo en un colegio privado de Huila, Colombia con estudiantes de grado once, que presentaban dificultades con su habilidad de escucha en lengua inglesa. Las intervenciones pedagógicas involucraron a todos los estudiantes del curso (16 estudiantes); no obstante, se utilizó una muestra de conveniencia para enfocar los datos de investigación a seis participantes. El objetivo del estudio fue analizar cómo se desarrollaba la construcción de significado a través de actividades de escucha video mediadas dentro del enfoque de multiliteracies. Los hallazgos muestran que los estudiantes establecieron interacciones con las diferentes fuentes de información que proveían los videos, permitiendo crear y convenir nuevo significado de la transformación de sus interpretaciones. Los resultados muestran como las actividades video mediadas fomentan el entendimiento de los estudiantes sobre su propio proceso de aprendizaje.


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Author Biographies

Jhon Jairo Losada Rivas, Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student
Jhon Losada holds a B.A. degree in English Language Teaching from Universidad Surcolombiana (2014) and a M.A. in English Didactics from the same University. He works as the Head of the English department in a private school in Rivera, Huila.
David Alfonso Suaza Cardozo, Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student Professor at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

David Suaza is a B.A. in English Language Teaching from Universidad Surcolombiana (2015) and recently finished a M.A. in English Didactics at the same University. He lives in Baraya where he works at a public school, he also works as a teacher at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia in Neiva.


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How to Cite
Losada Rivas, J. J., & Suaza Cardozo, D. A. (2018). Video-mediated listening and multiliteracies. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 20(1), 11-24.
Published: 2018-02-16
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