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Digital Storytelling as a Pedagogical Tool within a Didactic Sequence in Foreign Language Teaching

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Author(s): Agustín Reyes | Eva Pich Ponce | MªDolores García Pastor

Journal: Digital Education Review
ISSN 2013-9144

Issue: 22;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Didactic sequence | linguistic routines | digital storytelling | teaching

ABSTRACT
Digital storytelling constitutes a pedagogical tool for teachers to work on differentlinguistic skills while generating students’ interest and attention. This studyanalyses the usefulness of including digital storytelling within a didactic sequencein order to work on linguistic routines such as greetings and leave-takings inEnglish as a foreign language. To this aim, we have worked with first yearstudents in the Faculty of Education at the Universitat de València to improve theirability to adapt their language skills to specific situations within common dailyinteraction. We have designed a didactic sequence consisting of differentworkshops that have been put into practice in class. The sequence ends with afinal project in which students are expected to produce their own digital stories,showing thus what they have learnt. This final production has highlighted a clearimprovement in the use of linguistic routines, as well as in the use of morecomplex structures and of varied expressions used to open and close aconversation.
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