Pair Negotiation When Developing English Speaking Tasks

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Ingrid Liliana Bohórquez Suárez
Mary Mily Gómez Sará
Sindy Lorena Medina Mosquera

Abstract

This study analyzes what characterizes the negotiations of seventh graders at a public school in Bogotá when working in pairs to develop speaking tasks in EFL classes. The inquiry is a descriptive case study that follows the qualitative paradigm. As a result of analyzing the data, we obtained four consecutive steps that characterize students’ negotiations: Establishing a connection with a partner to work with, proposing practical alternatives, refusing mates’ propositions, and making practical decisions. Moreover, we found that the constant performance of the process of negotiation provokes students to construct a sociolinguistic identity that allows agreements to emerge.

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Bohórquez Suárez, I. L., Gómez Sará, M. M., & Medina Mosquera, S. L. (2011). Pair Negotiation When Developing English Speaking Tasks. HOW Journal, 18(1), 43-57. Retrieved from https://howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how/article/view/51
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Ingrid Liliana Bohórquez Suárez, Colegio Julia López Martínez, Bogotá

Ingrid Liliana Bohórquez Suárez holds a bachelor’s degree in Basic Education with an emphasis in English as a Foreign Language from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. She is currently working as a full-time teacher at Colegio Julia LópezMartínez.

Mary Mily Gómez Sará, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá

Mary Mily Gómez Sará holds a bachelor’s degree inBasicEducationwith an emphasis in English as a Foreign Language from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas.

Sindy Lorena Medina Mosquera, Colegio Instituto de Integración Cultural IDIC, Bogotá

Sindy Lorena Medina Mosquera holds a bachelor’s degree in Basic Education with an emphasis in English as a Foreign Language from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. She is currently working as a full-time teacher at Colegio Instituto de Integración Cultural IDIC.

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