DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.13373

Published:

2021-05-05

Issue:

Vol. 23 No. 1 (2021): January-June

Section:

Research Articles

Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy

Desarrollo de habilidades de interacción oral en estudiantes de lenguas extranjeras a través de la educación mediática

Authors

Keywords:

educación mediática, mensajes mediáticos, grupos de habilidades mixtas, habilidades de interacción oral, entornos de enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera (es).

Keywords:

media literacy, media messages, mixed-ability group, oral interaction skills, TEFL environments (en).

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Abstract (en)

Few studies in Colombia have incorporated media literacy in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) environments. This paper presents the results of a research conducted in an upper-intermediate course in the Language Institute of the District University (ILUD) in Bogotá. A media literacy model was adapted to create weekly radio workshops in an eight-week pedagogical intervention. During the research study, data were collected from the participants' weekly interactions, discussions, reflections, as well as from semi-structured interviews and field notes taken from my observations as a participant-observer. It was found that EFL learners from a mixed-ability group were engaged in media literacy practices, mainly when they reflected upon news through their realities, beliefs, and attitudes. The results of this study demonstrated that students developed oral interaction skills and acquired diverse strategies that helped them discuss messages from different media outlets, express their personal opinions, and gather additional information to support their findings.

Abstract (es)

Pocos estudios en Colombia han incorporado la educación mediática en entornos de enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera (TEFL). Este artículo presenta una investigación hecha a un curso de inglés intermedio-alto en el Instituto de Lenguas de la Universidad Distrital (ILUD) en Bogotá. Se adaptó un modelo de educación mediática para crear talleres de radio semanales en una intervención pedagógica de ocho semanas. Durante el estudio investigativo, se recogieron datos de las interacciones, discusiones, y reflexiones semanales de los participantes, así como de entrevistas semiestructuradas y notas de campo de mis observaciones como participante-observador. Se encontró que los estudiantes de inglés de un grupo de habilidades mixtas se involucraban en prácticas de educación mediática, principalmente cuando reflexionaban sobre noticias a través de sus realidades, creencias y actitudes. Los resultados de este estudio demostraron que los estudiantes desarrollaron habilidades de interacción oral y adquirieron estrategias que ayudaron a discutir mensajes de diferentes medios de comunicación, expresar sus opiniones y reunir información adicional que sustentara sus reportes.

Author Biography

Heydi Karen Neiva Montaño, Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia)

English Language Teacher

Language & Culture Department

Social Sciences Faculty

Universidad de los Andes

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Neiva Montaño, H. K. (2021). Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 23(1), 3–16. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.13373

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Neiva Montaño, H.K. 2021. Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 23, 1 (May 2021), 3–16. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.13373.

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NEIVA MONTAÑO, H. K. Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 23, n. 1, p. 3–16, 2021. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.13373. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/13373. Acesso em: 15 jun. 2021.

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Neiva Montaño, Heydi Karen. 2021. “Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 23 (1):3-16. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.13373.

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Neiva Montaño, H. K. (2021) “Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 23(1), pp. 3–16. doi: 10.14483/22487085.13373.

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Neiva Montaño, H. K. “Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 23, no. 1, May 2021, pp. 3-16, doi:10.14483/22487085.13373.

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Neiva Montaño, Heydi Karen. “Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 23, no. 1 (May 5, 2021): 3–16. Accessed June 15, 2021. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/13373.

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Neiva Montaño HK. Developing Oral Interaction Skills in Foreign Language Learners through Media Literacy. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2021May5 [cited 2021Jun.15];23(1):3-16. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/13373

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