Puppets on Stage C, a methodology for oral production abilities
Ospina Sánchez, Daniela
Mejía Henao, Natalia
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English level data in Latin America, obtained from some tests and statistics in the last few years, show that the continent is below among the world´s average, and this includes Colombia. As a consequence, in this country, projects have been developed along with the implementation of several academicals proposals in order to improve the comprehension and production of English as a foreign language in students from preschool grade up to the highest (11 grade), The main purpose of this investigation is to identify how the methodology proposed on the book Puppets on Stage C, would improve the oral production ability among preschool students. This project seeks to be relevant when it comes to implement plans of action for the educational institutions that are in the search of new strategies for easy learning of the English language. The subjects for this research are Preschool students from La Presentacion El Paraiso school located in Santiago de Cali city, where kids will be exposed to a methodological process under a qualitative approach, which includes: An English assessment pre-test, an academic intervention, and an English assessment post-test, all of them made as lesson plans due to the age of the participant subjects. This data was systematized and analyzed, taking into account an evaluation rubric based on the Derechos Básicos del Aprendizaje DBA; after this, researchers found out that the processes carried out through the interventions and the respective tests were framed into a meaningful progress, at the same time the guide text helped to improve some aspects of oral production related to understanding and following commands, participation in games and rounds, and asking or answering greetings, while other aspects such as the use of non-verbal language should be analyzed from a broader perspective. In conclusion, it was evidenced that the methodology proposed by the text provides the necessary activities for the improvement of oral production in preschool students, significantly increasing their capacity to respond to the requirements of the Ministerio de Educación for this school stage.