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Title: Developing Young Learners’ EFL Writing Skills through a Pen Pal Telecollaboration Exchange during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Two Rural Institutions in Boyacá
Authors: Julieth Alejandra, Torres Beltrán
Santana Alarcón, Johana L.
Keywords: Lenguaje y lenguas
Lenguaje y educación
Licenciatura en Idiomas Modernos - Tesis y disertaciones académicas
Telecollaboration
Writing skills
Technological resources
Pen pal exchange
Pandemic
Elementary schools
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
Citation: Torres Beltrán, J. A. & Santana Alarcón, J. L. (2021). Developing Young Learners’ EFL Writing Skills through a Pen Pal Telecollaboration Exchange during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Two Rural Institutions in Boyacá. (Trabajo de pregrado). Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Tunja. http://repositorio.uptc.edu.co/handle/001/3814
Abstract: Eng: In language learning contexts, telecollaboration is understood as an exchange between people from different populations through the use of electronic means in order to develop intercultural and linguistic communication skills with the purpose of exchanging knowledge. In telecollaboration, bilingual models are proposed for learning a foreign language, on the one hand, this can be between students of different cultures, and on the other hand between students with a common language in order to strengthen the learning of another language. This study looked to promote telecollaborative exchange among 16 elementary school students in Boyacá aged between 9 to 11 years old. Considering the age of the participants and their needs, we sought to develop one of the production skills, in this case, writing, considered by the participants as the most complex. The objective of this project was to explore and describe young learners’ EFL writing skills development as they become involved in a telecollaboration exchange of personal letters during the pandemic between two institutions. The results showed a positive evolution in writing skills during the telecollaborative exchange as students expressed the emotions generated by the pandemic and their new friendship. This demonstrated that curiosity, motivation, diversity, confidence, and technological tools can transform foreign language learning in any context.
URI: http://repositorio.uptc.edu.co/handle/001/3814
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