Fostering Advanced English Oral Skills, Collaborative and Autonomous skills in Student-Teachers through an Online Peer Project


  • Jairo Hernán Velandia Galeano Universidad Pedag´ógica Nacional
  • Adolfo Camilo Gómez Márquez Alianza Colombo Ingles


Palabras clave:

Autonomy, collaborative learning, online projects, oral skills, student-teacher’s education


Este estudio cualitativo de investigación acción tuvo como objetivo principal desarrollar habilidades avanzadas de lengua inglesa, así como colaboración y autonomía en un grupo de docentes en formación de un programa de inglés como Lengua Extranjera en una universidad colombiana mediante un proyecto virtual por pares. Los instrumentos de recolección de datos empleados fueron un diagnóstico virtual inicial, muestras orales semanales y respectiva realimentación, encuestas de seguimiento, encuesta e informe final. Los hallazgos indicaron que hubo un desarrollo significativo de las habilidades orales de los participantes en cuanto a la competencia lingüística (principalmente pronunciación y léxico), la competencia pragmática y la fluidez. También se desarrollaron las competencias discursiva y social en cierto nivel. El trabajo colaborativo tuvo una incidencia directa en el progreso oral de los estudiantes gracias a la realimentación por pares, la cual facilitó el desarrollo metacognitivo de los estudiantes, puesto que ellos ganaron conciencia de sus errores y los de su compañero de proyecto, compensaron lingüísticamente tales errores y se desempeñaron como proveedores de realimentación. Las habilidades autónomas estuvieron relacionadas con el compromiso, la toma de decisiones y los niveles de responsabilidad.

Biografía del autor/a


Full-time professor at Universidad Pedagogica Nacional. I hold a Master´´'s degree in TEFL and a Master´'s Diploma in Teaching Spanish as  Foreign Language. Currently, I am in my third year of a Doctoral Programme in Education from UNINI , Mexico. I am a researcher and practicum advisor. My interests include language teaching, intercultural studies, Colombian identity, practicum, innovating methodologies, amongst others.

Jairo Hernán Velandia Galeano, Universidad Pedag´ógica Nacional

 English full time professor at Universidad Pedagógica  Nacional . I hold a  Master´s degree in Teaching from Universidad de la Salle. My research interests are language skills development, interculturality and technology 

Adolfo Camilo Gómez Márquez, Alianza Colombo Ingles

Bachelor of Arts in English Philologies  from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. I work as a part-time English teacher at a Language Institute and a freelancer translator.My research interests are foreign language teaching, culture and translation.



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2021-02-04 — Actualizado el 2021-02-10


Cómo citar

Pérez Gómez, F. A., Velandia Galeano, J. H. ., & Gómez Márquez, A. C. (2021). Fostering Advanced English Oral Skills, Collaborative and Autonomous skills in Student-Teachers through an Online Peer Project. Encuentros, 19(01). (Original work published 4 de febrero de 2021)