Improving speaking skills by implementing self-assessment and self-regulation facilitated by whatsapp in 8th year students


This study aimed to improve the Speaking skills of a group of young learners by implementing Self-regulation and Self-assessment facilitated by WhatsApp. Students could upload five audios and self-assess their learning. The sample involved twenty-eight 8th-grade learners with an A1 English level from a public school in Pedernales, Manabi. The facilitator provided meaningful activities designed in a lesson plan, where learners, through effective practice, uploaded and self-assessed their work contrasting them against a rubric, obtaining a significant and positive effect size of 2.42 as the global speaking skill improvement at the final part of the innovation. Findings also showed a significant improvement in teacher and students' average scores on the audio, with a slight difference between both means. The instruments included a pre & post-test, a rubric, a checklist, and an interview. Since self-regulation was beneficial, EFL teachers may find the results and discussion of this research valuable for its implementation in classes.

Palabras clave: Self-regulation, self-assessment, speaking skills, audio recording, WhatsApp


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Vera Sánchez, D. M., Pinargote Sánchez, M. J., & Lara Alcívar, D. K. (2023). Improving speaking skills by implementing self-assessment and self-regulation facilitated by whatsapp in 8th year students. Ciencia Latina Revista Científica Multidisciplinar, 7(1), 2601-2619.