Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
Print version ISSN 1657-0790
VELANDIA MONCADA, Deissy Angélica. Tutorial Plan to Support the English Speaking Skill of an Inga Student of an Initial Teacher Education Program*. profile [online]. 2007, n.8, pp. 121-130. ISSN 1657-0790.
This paper reports on a case study consisting of the implementation of a tutorial plan as a way to support the improvement of the speaking skill of an Inga indigenous student who had difficulties learning English as a third language. This study reveals the similarities of the learning process of the student to a traveler’s journey. On the way, the student asks his tutor for direction and support so he can get to the end of his journey on his own. Likewise, it is described and analyzed how the student was helped to improve his oral communication skill in a more natural and meaningful way through tutoring sessions that incorporated principles of autonomous and task-based learning.
Keywords : Tutoring; oral skills; autonomous learning; task-based learning.