Salvador Montaner-Villalba

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This paper explores the use of blogging as a tool to enhance written expression in English for Specific Purposes and, to be more concrete, in the field of Administration and Management within the Cooperative Learning Approach. The learners who participated in this experiment had B1 level English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The experiment took place in the educational context of vocational training at a post-compulsory state vocational school in the region of Valencia, Spain. The learners who participated in this experiment were studyingthe first year of Vocational Training Administration and Business Management during the academic year 2018-2019. The sample was formed by 23 learners who, aged between 25 and 45, participated only in the treatment group. The research questions explore how blogging can be utilized to help learners improve their ESP written production within the Cooperative Learning Approach. The action research model is employed to analyze the quantitative outcomes from this experiment.


English for Specific Purposes, blogging, cooperative learning, written competence

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