Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
versión impresa ISSN 1657-0790
CUESTAS CIFUENTES, Marlén. Songs in the English Class: A Strategy to Encourage Tenth Graders' Oral Production. profile [online]. 2006, n.7, pp. 47-58. ISSN 1657-0790.
This research project examines a strategy in which English songs are used to encourage oral production of tenth graders. It aims at providing a solution to our students’ low speaking proficiency in the English language and to the complexity of working with a large number of students per class. Students involved in this project provided useful data through their participation in activities using English songs. They had the opportunity of speaking in English about their favorite songs; also, we observed that they not only improved their oral production but also showed relaxed, interested and participative attitudes as they worked with songs and particularly when they focused on expressing their ideas freely rather than being concerned about accuracy.
Palabras llave : English songs; speaking activities; attitudes; oral production changes.