A Didactic Proposal for EFL in a Public School in Cali

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.


Didactics; didactic sequence; English as foreign language; primary school

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