A Radio Program: a Strategy to Develop Students’ Speaking and Citizenship Skills

  • María Fernanda Jaime Osorio Universidad Surcolombiana http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8938-8248
  • Mabel Catalina Caicedo Muñoz Universidad Surcolombiana
  • Iván Camilo Trujillo Bohórquez Universidad Surcolombiana
Keywords: ELT, innovative practices, radio program, speaking, citizenship skills

Abstract

This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a
radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at
a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students
through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there
is an important relationship between the recording, broadcast, and reflection on a
radio program and the development of students’ oral competence, their motivation
for learning, the improvement of dialogue, and the coexistence of students.

Author Biographies

María Fernanda Jaime Osorio, Universidad Surcolombiana

She holds a master’s degree on Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Universidad Iberoamericana Internacional. She is the coordinator of the research group ILESEARCH, and she is currently working as a full-time professor at the English Language Teacher Education Program at Universidad Surcolombiana, Neiva, Colombia.

Mabel Catalina Caicedo Muñoz, Universidad Surcolombiana

She is the coordinator of the research incubator IPLEX. She is currently studying the eighth semester of the English
Language Teacher Education program at Universidad Surcolombiana, Neiva, Colombia.

Iván Camilo Trujillo Bohórquez, Universidad Surcolombiana

He is a co-researcher of the research incubator IPLEX. He is currently studying the eighth semester of the English Language Teacher Education program at Universidad Surcolombiana Neiva, Colombia.

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Published
2019-03-19
How to Cite
Jaime Osorio, M. F., Caicedo Muñoz, M. C., & Trujillo Bohórquez, I. C. (2019). A Radio Program: a Strategy to Develop Students’ Speaking and Citizenship Skills. HOW Journal, 26(1), 8-33. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.26.1.470
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Research Reports