Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
versão impressa ISSN 1657-0790
MENDOZA LOPEZ, Edgar. Current State of the Teaching of Process Writing in EFL Classes: An Observational Study in the Last Two Years of Secondary School1. profile [online]. 2005, n.6, pp. 23-36. ISSN 1657-0790.
This study reports on the process writing activities carried out in EFL classes in the last two years of secondary school. Grades 10 and 11 in six Colombian high schools - three public and three private - were observed in order to determine the way process writing is taught, focusing especially on the planning, composing, and revising activities, and based on the understanding of writing as an activity with a process-oriented approach. The findings indicate that writing and also reading are product-oriented, and that class activities tend to place or emphasize listening and speaking over writing and reading. Most of the time was spent on oral exercises, drills, role-plays and pronunciation, being group work and role-play activities what students enjoyed most.
Palavras-chave : Observational study; EFL teaching; EFL in secondary school; writing process; process approach.