Personal Narratives: A Pedagogical Proposal to Stimulate Language Students’ Writing

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Fredy Orlando Salamanca González


In a public university in Tunja (Colombia), undergraduate language students mentioned that writing was important and yet, they kept at a distance from it due to its requirements. The aim of this pedagogical intervention was to find a strategy to encourage students to write and, more importantly, to feel an identity with their texts. For this pedagogical intervention, students were required to write narratives that allowed them to portray their experiences using the target language and to look for the most accurate words and descriptions. From a pedagogical perspective, writing the narratives provided the teacher with the possibility of knowing his students better and to feel an affiliation towards them.

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Salamanca González, F. O. (2015). Personal Narratives: A Pedagogical Proposal to Stimulate Language Students’ Writing. HOW Journal, 22(1), 65-79.
Reports on Pedagogical Experiences
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Fredy Orlando Salamanca González, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja

Fredy Orlando Salamanca González has taught at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia in the BA in languages program since 2010. He holds an MA in language teaching and has published papers in academic journals in Colombia and has presented in academic events.


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