This paper is intended to identify how teachers’ emphasis on writing influence the learning process in an English class, taking into account that the development of the four language skills is essential for learning a second language to gain an effective communication. this study adopts some main concepts related to English teaching and learning, which are: language skills, writing and learning process. Then, in order to recognize this educational case, this study follows a qualitative approach, a hermeneutic paradigm and a case study, using a non-participant observation, a participant observation, a semi-structured interview and some task-based learning (TBL) sessions which were observed critically by the researchers; all these data collection tools were useful to achieve the aim of this research. The aim of this study is to exhibit how the teachers’ emphasis on writing over the other language skills affects the English learning process in third grade students, at the “Institución Educativa San Cristóbal.” Among the remarkable results, it is visible that the teacher made the students develop aspects on the writing skill, but these were focused on transcription and repetition rather than comprehensible written productions.
English, Language Skills, Learning Process, Writing
We want to say thank you to the Universidad Católica Luis Amigó and Institución Educativa San Cristobal for its support in this endless process called research. Thank you so much to teachers who in one way or another have been interested in supporting the development of our research.
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Gil Vera, V. D., Jaramillo, B., Cardona, N. B., Cifuentes, M. A., Jimenez, S. A., & Martínez, L. M. (2019). Should an Effective Language Learning Be through the Development of Just One Language Skill?. The Qualitative Report, 24(11), 2778-2793. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2019.4015