Is motivation the key for the English SIMCE examination improvement? : The impact of motivation in students' attitudes and progress by implementing authentic materials of the listening KET test of receptive abilities through a motivational approach
Espinoza, María Alejandra
San Martín, Camila
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This thesis explores the design and implementation of a critical action research , undertaken to show how motivation and practice with authentic material can help students reduce anxiety and acquire better results while facing the English SIMCE test. The study applied consisted on three cycles of an action research method over the course of five weeks in a catholic subsidized school in Maipú employing mixed-methods of data collection and analysis. All the intervention took place in an English workshop offered by the school to tenth grade students, in which 10 students attended . At the end , results show us that students not only improved their scores, but also felt more comfortable, less anxious and had a more positive attitude towards the English SIMCE test they will sit for next year.