Using an Audiovisual Materials-Based Teaching Strategy to Improve EFL Young Learners’ Understanding of Instructions

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Gemalli Ulloa Salazar
Claudio Díaz Larenas


Conducted in a semi-public school in Chile, this action research study aims at determining the change in 18 English as a foreign language young learners’ performance regarding their understanding of instructions after being exposed to an audiovisual materials-based teaching strategy. With the use of a lesson observation report for assessing the way they follow instructions and a Likert scale to analyze their attitudes towards the strategy, findings show there was a positive change in their performances and that these learners regard this strategy as beneficial, which supports the belief that the inclusion of audiovisual aids benefits young learners when learning English.

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Ulloa Salazar, G., & Díaz Larenas, C. (2018). Using an Audiovisual Materials-Based Teaching Strategy to Improve EFL Young Learners’ Understanding of Instructions. HOW Journal, 25(2), 91-112.
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Gemalli Ulloa Salazar, Universidad de Concepción

Gemalli Ulloa Salazar holds a BA in education and teaching of English and an MA in innovation of teaching, learning, and assessment of English, both from Universidad de Concepción (Chile). He is currently working at Colegio Concepción de San Carlos in Chile.

Claudio Díaz Larenas, Universidad de Concepción

Claudio Díaz Larenas holds a D.Ed. and an MA in linguistics. He also holds a BA in Education and teaching of English from Universidad de Concepción (Chile). He is the head of the master program, Magíster en la Innovación de la Enseñanza, Aprendizaje y Evaluación del Inglés at Universidad de Concepción (Chile).


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