A Didactic Proposal for EFL in a Public School in Cali

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Orlando Chaves
Alejandro Fernandez


This article reports an action-research project aimed at designing, applying, and assessing a didactic sequence for teaching English as a foreign language in the first grade of a public school in Cali. The article comprises the context, reasons that justified the research, theoretical support, methodology, and results, analyzed through descriptive statistics and a data matrix. The findings suggest that the didactic proposal was easy to use for the teacher, understandable for the students, and appropriate for the students’ proficiency level due to its emphasis on the oral skills. It was concluded that didactic material should follow the pacing of the teachers’ academic work and has to be closely linked to the reality of teachers and students.

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Chaves, O., & Fernandez, A. (2016). A Didactic Proposal for EFL in a Public School in Cali. HOW Journal, 23(1), 10-29. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.23.1.139
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Orlando Chaves, Universidad del Valle

Orlando Chaves holds a BA in Philology and Languages (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), an MA in Linguistics, (Universidad del Valle), and an MA in English Teaching (Universidad de Caldas). He is a teacher at Universidad del Valle and a member of the EILA research group.

Alejandro Fernandez, Colegio Americano de Cali School English teacher Universidad del Valle M.A. student

Alejandro Fernandez holds a BA in Foreign Languages (Universidad del Valle), a C2 DALF certification, and a C1 MET certification. He is an English teacher at Colegio Americano de Cali and a member of EILA research group. Currently, he is enrolled in the MA in Intercultural and Interlinguistic Studies (Universidad del Valle).


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