Process Writing and the Development of Grammatical Competence

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Marco Tulio Artunduaga Cuéllar


This article presents the results of an action research study whose purpose was to apply alternatives for the development of grammatical competence in a group of third semester students of a Morphosyntax I course in an English language teaching undergraduate program at a Colombian public university. Given the fact that the teaching of grammar has for a long time been a polemical issue, the study intended to find an effective and meaningful way to develop this competence in a contextualized manner and writing was the selected medium. The results indicate that the use of writing activities to develop grammar generates a mutually enriching process as both linguistic elements are enhanced.

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Artunduaga CuéllarM. T. (2013). Process Writing and the Development of Grammatical Competence. HOW Journal, 20(1), 11-35. Retrieved from
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Marco Tulio Artunduaga Cuéllar, Universidad Surcolombiana, Neiva

Marco Tulio Artunduaga Cuéllar is a full-time teacher and head of the ELT Undergraduate Program at Universidad Surcolombiana in Neiva, Huila (Colombia), and belongs to the research groups Comuniquémonos and APRENAP. He holds a Master Degree in English Didactics from Universidad de Caldas.


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