Teun van Dijk’s social interaction discourse and development of oral competence in high school students of the “20 de julio” Industrial School in Puerto Wilches

  • Deysi Johanna Vargas Reyes Universidad de Pamplona


This reflection article presents important aspects on the incidence of Teun van Dijk’s discourse theory of social interaction in the development of oral competence of ninth grade students. The work started from the identification of the problem, which is focused on strengthening students’ orality, as well as optimizing social interaction through the adequate use of discourse. Based on this, we will proceed to an extensive documentation that was embodied in the theoretical framework in which the following aspects were taken into account: The theory of social interaction discourse, oral competence and oral expression that will be the basis for the methodological process and will be executed through a qualitative approach; action research method, in which five teachers of the Spanish language area will participate, answering questions set according to the categories of analysis referring to social interaction discourse, dimensions of speech and discourse, and society. Likewise, nine ninth-grade students will enter the stage to develop a diagnostic test in which the afore mentioned categories will be taken into account. It should be noted that the information collected will be recorded in a field diary that allows for a thorough analysis of the phenomena detected. As for the results, it is expected that the didactic strategy will help develop students’ oral skills and improve their communicative processes among students and between students-teachers.


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Biografía del autor/a

Deysi Johanna Vargas Reyes, Universidad de Pamplona

Especialista en Pedagogía de la Lengua y la Literatura. Candidata a magíster en Educación, Universidad de Pamplona, Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia


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Vargas Reyes D. Teun van Dijk’s social interaction discourse and development of oral competence in high school students of the “20 de julio” Industrial School in Puerto Wilches. Espiral, Revista de Docencia e Investigación [Internet]. 29mar.2022 [citado 5jun.2023];11(2):83-1. Available from: http://revistas.ustabuca.edu.co/index.php/ESPIRAL/article/view/2815
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