Digital Storytelling as a Pedagogical Tool within a Didactic Sequence in Foreign Language Teaching


  • Agustin Reyes Torres Universitat de València
  • Eva Pich Ponce Universidad de Sevilla
  • María Dolores García Pastor University of València



Didactic sequence, linguistic routines, digital storytelling, teaching


Digital storytelling not only offers language teachers the opportunity of working with all four language skills from the very beginning but also brings together the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of digital multimedia (Robin 2006). This enables instructors to teach any topic in a way that can generate interest and attention. Our study consists of a didactic sequence in which we make use of digital storytelling as a pedagogical tool to work on linguistic routines such as greetings and leave-takings in English as a foreign language. To this aim, we have worked with first year students in the Faculty of Education at the Universitat de València to improve their ability to adapt their language skills to specific situations within common daily interaction. Finally, after practising on the targets set, students are expected to produce their own digital stories showing thus what they have learned.

Author Biography

María Dolores García Pastor, University of València

María D. García-Pastor is a professor in the Department of teaching language and literature at the Faculty of Education of the University of Valencia. Her research interests are within English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching and learning with a focus on grammar and second/foreign language (L2/FL) pragmatics, learner identity, and foreign language anxiety along with linguistic im/politeness. Her publications include articles in language education and linguistic journals (Digital Education Review, Signos, Porta Linguarum, etc.), and chapters and books by national and international publishers (Mouton de Gruyter, Peter Lang, etc.). She has a PhD and M.A. in English linguistics (University of Valencia), and an M.A. in Communication studies (University of Iowa, USA).