Use of Comics for Enhancing Productive Skills and Motivation in Dental Students


The present work demonstrated how comic strips can improve both writing and speaking competencies. The first phase, regarded as quantitative, consisted of a pre-test where were assessed 30 fifth-year dental students belonging to the Stomatology Faculty of Universidad César Vallejo- Piura-Peru. Afterward, they participated in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program, where was used comics containing the common dental daily situation in this Peruvian region. Subsequently, the students were surveyed with an AMTB survey for measuring motivation and its types in the aforementioned students, this last part was the qualitative part of this research. These outputs were compared with the responses given by 8 students in a semi-structured interview. The finds were the improvement of productive skills in these students and their integrative and instrumental motivation.

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Vladimir Gutiérrez, Universidad César Vallejo, Peru

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Conference: PCE2022
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)

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Gutiérrez V. (2022) Use of Comics for Enhancing Productive Skills and Motivation in Dental Students ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings
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