Listening comprehension strengthening for fifth grade students at del Niño Jesus school - Tulua - Valle del Cauca through the direct method implementation
Díaz Gómez, Juliana
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This work derives from one of the constant arising problems in the English subject, which is the difficulty fifth graders feel and express when trying to communicate in this language. Accordingly, some techniques are proposed used by the teacher in class, which will achieve a strengthening in the student's listening comprehension skill. Thus, the Direct Method is recognized as an alternative to achieve this purpose, and has been implemented by several authors in this project. Also, questions are asked: “How to develop listening skills in fifth graders at “Del Niño Jesus” Elementary School through the Direct Method” And “What strategies are the most appropriate for the Direct Method in teaching listening skills in fifth grade students at “Del Niño Jesus” Elementary School”; In order to solve these questions it is proposed the goal of Strengthening Listening Comprehension in English as a foreign language for fifth graders Elementary school at the Direct Method through implementation. This is done through the development process: introduction, practice and application, accompanied by the technique proposed by Underwood: pre-listening, whilelistening and post - listening. The proposed techniques were developed in the target population, through a period of four (4) months, time in which it began with a diagnosis, followed by the implementation and its later evaluation, using an international validated test, with satisfactory results, which show that by applying the proposed techniques students can strengthen and improve different communication skills mainly by listening comprehension.
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