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Mariela Leal Hernández ;Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 2015, 17 2

Autor: Luis Fernando Gómez Rodrígue

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=305742130005


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Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal ISSN: 0123-4641 caljournal@yahoo.com Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Colombia Gómez Rodrígue, Luis Fernando; Leal Hernández, Mariela Transactional reading in EFL learning: A path to promoting critical thinking through urban legends Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol.
17, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2015, pp.
229-245 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=305742130005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative RESEARCH ARTICLES Transactional reading in EFL learning: A path to promoting critical thinking through urban legends La lectura transaccional en el aprendizaje del inglés: una ruta para promover el pensamiento crítico mediante las leyendas urbanas Luis Fernando Gómez Rodríguez1 Mariela Leal Hernández2 Citation - Para citar este artículo: Gómez, L.
F.
& Leal, M.
(2015).
Transactional Reading in EFL learning: A path to promoting critical thinking through urban leyends.
Colomb.
Appl.
Linguist.
J.
17(2), pp.
229-245. Received: 09-Jun-2014 - Accepted: 25-Aug-2015 DOI: http:--dx.doi.org-10.14483-udistrital.jour.calj.2015.2.a04 Abstract This article reports an action-research study3 that attempted to develop EFL4 eleventh graders’ critical thinking through the transactional reading approach.
Since learners were used to taking grammar-oriented English classes and had negative attitudes towards reading, they were encouraged to do reading transactions with the support of urban legends.
These legends inspired them to discuss social conflicts (loss of values, drug consumption, alcoholism, risky lifestyles, etc.) that related to the problems of the insecure and vulnerable neighbor...





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