Digital Literacy and Basic Self-Regulation Habits in Early Childhood Learning of English as a Foreign Language

Alfabetización Digital y hábitos básicos de autorregulación de aprendizaje de inglés como lengua extranjera en población infantil

Alfabetização Digital e hábitos básicos de autorregulação de aprendizagem de inglês como língua estrangeira na população infantil

  • Luz Dary Arias Soto Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
  • Yury Andrea González Gutierrez Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali
Publicado
2018-12-13

Resumen (en)

This article is a report on how a group of young learners improved their speaking skill and sub-skills and enhanced their selfregulation by means of digital literacy in their process of learning English as a foreign language (efl). The main goal of the investigation was to determine the possible effect of using Information and Communication Technology (ict) tools on overcoming the difficulties that a group of first graders had when expressing progressive actions orally. The study was done with a group of first graders in a private school of Bogotá. Data was collected by means of questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, voice recordings and a form to be completed by the students’ parents. The results indicate that the students improved their speaking skills, particularly in regards to intonation, pronunciation, and extent when expressing continuous actions, besides fostering some basic self-regulatory attitudes.

Resumen (es)

Este es el informe de una investigación acerca de cómo un grupo de niños mejoró sus habilidades y micro habilidades de expresión oral y su autorregulación por medio de la alfabetización digital en su proceso de aprendizaje de inglés como lengua extranjera. El objetivo principal de esta investigación fue determinar el efecto del uso de herramientas de la tecnología de la información y la comunicación (tic) en la superación de la dificultad de un grupo de estudiantes de primer grado al expresar acciones progresivas de manera oral. El estudio se llevó a cabo con un grupo de niños de primer grado en un colegio privado de Bogotá. Los instrumentos utilizados para la recolección de datos fueron cuestionarios, una entrevista semiestructurada, grabaciones de audio y un formato para que los padres diligenciaran. Los resultados indican que los estudiantes mejoraron las micro habilidades de expresión oral, tales como entonación, pronunciación y extensión, además de desarrollar algunas actitudes básicas de autorregulación.

Resumen (pt)

Este é o relatório de uma pesquisa sobre como um grupo de crianças melhorou suas habilidades e micro-habilidades de expressão oral e sua autorregulação mediante a alfabetização digital em seu processo de aprendizagem de inglês como língua estrangeira. O objetivo principal desta pesquisa foi determinar o efeito do uso da tecnologia da informação e comunicação (tic) como ferramenta para superar a dificuldade de um grupo de estudantes de primeiro ano ao expressar ações progressivas de forma oral. O estudo foi realizado com um grupo de crianças de primeiro ano em um colégio particular em Bogotá. Os instrumentos utilizados para a coleta de dados foram: questionários, uma entrevista semi-estruturada, gravações de áudio e uma ficha para os pais completarem. Os resultados assinalam que os estudantes melhoraram as micro-habilidades de expressão oral, como entonação, pronúncia e extensão, além de desenvolver algumas atitudes básicas de autorregulação.

Palabras clave: young learners, digital literacy, speaking skills, self-regulation, EFL (en)
Palabras clave: Estudiantes jóvenes, alfabetismo digital, expresión oral, autorregulación, inglés como lengua extranjera (es)
Palabras clave: estudantes jovens, alfabetismos digital, expressão oral, autorregulação, inglês como língua estrangeira (pt)
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Luz Dary Arias Soto, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, School of Humanities, Languages Department, Bogotá, Colombia.

Yury Andrea González Gutierrez, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali

Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia.

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