Creating and Implementing a Didactic Sequence as an Educational Strategy for Foreign Language Teaching

Betlem Soler Pardo, Luis Sebastián Villacañas de Castro, Eva Pich Ponce

Abstract


This text focuses on a didactic sequence (DS) which was put into practice during the school year 2011–2012 with 6th grade students from the public school Jaume I ''El Conqueridor'' of Catarroja (Valencia) in the area of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). The DS was applied to the teaching of an expository text, and different pedagogic strategies—vocabulary redundancy, familiarity with the ideas involved, and a checklist to encourage student autonomy—were implemented to allow students to experiment this practice as a coherent, cohesive process adapted to their needs. The final DS design stroke a balance between a grammatical and a purely ideational focus and, as a result, students were able to improve their acquaintance with, and use of, the main features of expository writing without becoming estranged in the learning process.

Received: 2013-01-15 / Reviewed: 2013-06-22 / Accepted: 2013-06-22 / Published: 2013-09-02

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Soler Pardo, B., Villacañas de Castro, L. S., & Pich Ponce, E. (2013). Creating and implementing a didactic sequence as an educational strategy for foreign language teaching. Íkala, revista de lenguaje y cultura, 18(3), 31–43.


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didactic sequence, language didactics, teaching English as a Foreign Language, expository text, writing skills

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