The Effectiveness of Using Authentic Materials to Enhance Intensive Intermediate English I students’ Communicative Competence

Herrera Huezo, Karla Elizabeth and López Aquino, Yesenia Beatriz and Salazar López, Cristina Dolores (2008) The Effectiveness of Using Authentic Materials to Enhance Intensive Intermediate English I students’ Communicative Competence. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

The purpose of this experimental study was to find out the effectiveness of implementing authentic materials to enhance IIE-I students’ communicative competence of Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza at the Western Multidisciplinary Campus. The study started with the administration of an oral pretest made up of three parts: an impromptu speech, a role play, and an oral interview for both the control and the experimental group. Then the treated students were exposed to authentic materials aimed at improving their communicative competence in twenty four sessions developed in two months. After the intervention, the researchers administered an oral posttest to both groups to identify whether the treatment worked and to compare the groups’ results. Such results were also analyzed using the T-Test to verify if the difference obtained in the final average of the tests was significant. The T-test outcomes showed that even though there was a difference in the groups’ scores, it was not enough to assert that the implementation of authentic materials enhances students’ communicative competence.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Didactic materials ; English language ; Universitary education
Subjects: 300 Ciencias sociales > 370 Educación > 378 Educación superior
Divisions: Facultad Multidisciplinaria de Occidente > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Violeta Patricia Valiente
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 16:48
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 16:48
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/13214

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