Trabajos de titulación


Author: María José Antunez Saldias
Year: 2009
Title: Motivating young learners through storytelling

Summary: This study focuses on exploring storytelling as a motivational technique as well as a means to teach and assess learners. The main purpose of this project is to show how teachers can motivate young learners (10 years old) through storytelling in a school classroom.

Key words: motivation, storytelling, folk tale, portfolio
Library barcode: ANT 372.42 

Author: Nicole Berríos Ortega
Year: 2008
Title: Building bridges between linguistics and literature through WebQuests

Summary: This work is a descriptive and explanatory investigation that intends to provide a new instructional option when it comes to teaching literature in the EFL classroom through the use of WebQuests. This research means to blend the linguistic theory for narrative text and blend it together with the study of literature. The education proposal is intended for senior year students in high school of a bilingual school. The students will be working on a on-abridged novel throughout a whole semester.

Key words: narrative theory, narrator, literature, linguistics, webquests, The Chocolate Work.
Library barcode: BER 410 

Author: Michelle Alejandra Cabezas Ansaldo 
Year: 2009 
Title: Teaching English and values through storytelling 

Summary: The present work describes and explains the potential of storytelling as a good technique in order to teach English to young learners based on the ideas of Jean Brewster, Gail Ellis, Andrew Right and Lynn Cameron. This work consists of two parts. The first part encloses the theory supporting storytelling and also determines the portfolio as the assessment tool to be used. The second part of this work covers a pedagogical proposal which comprises 13 lessons plus a consolidation lesson designed for Fourth year learners of junior level in a private school. 

Key words: storytelling, folk tale, cover, letter, portfolio, animals. 
Library barcode: CAB 248.8

Author: Michelle Carpentier Araya 
Year: 2008 
Title: The BFG: A fun workshop on literature 

Summary: This workshop is developed to be applied during regular English classes, and its aim is to introduce the students to the world of literature through the reading of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Through the reading of this book students not only will be involved with literature and literary terms, but will also deal with topics important to them. At the same time students will be able to expand their knowledge on the L2 and gain proficiency in the fours skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). 

Key words: Roald, Dahl, literature, children’s literature, theme, topic, character, setting, BFG.
Library barcode: CAR 813.9 

Author: Crystal Coleman Mancini 
Year: 2009 
Title: A collection of short-stories united by isolation 

Summary: This project is divided into three parts. The first one deals with the justification of teaching literature and the genre: short stories. The second section deals with the reasons why choosing isolation as a main theme for the stories to be read and with the relevance of this project from a strictly literary point of view. Finally, this work explores the psychological aspect, taking into account the characteristics of teaching literature and discussing isolation. 

Key words: literature, short-story, isolation, genre. 
Library barcode: COL 823.9 

Author: Daniela Cortez Andrade 
Year: 2008 
Title: Syllabus on The play of the diary of Anne Frank 

Summary: This project develops a workshop to be carried out parallel to the regular English. The main source will be The Play of the Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, a play adaptation of the well-known Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Through dramatization, reading circles, and other fun activities, this workshop aims to get students interested in literature while improving their English skills. 

Key words: literature, Anne Frank, play, content-based syllabus. 
Library barcode: COR 832.9 

Author: Roberto Díaz D.
Year: 2010
Title: John Christopher’s The White Mountains: Redefining power in society

Summary: This work is intended for high school, senior students who are in the search of their own identity. One of the main purposes of it is to help them cope with the difficulties that adolescence brings about, to help them understand the social changes they are submitted to, and to allow them to grasp the importance of this moment in their lives. 

Key words: children’s literature, science fiction, literature, Puritanism, Intertextuality, the White Mountains, power.
Library barcode: DIA 372.64

Author: Berta Cecilia Droguett Olea 
Year: 2009 
Title: A syllabus on The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

Summary: This study explores the relevance of Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for students today. The workshop has been designed to allow students appreciate a literary work, to explore (inter)subjectivity, and to move students to see themselves reflected in a literary text. In this regard, the activities that have been proposed in the workshop stress the relationship between main ideas in the novella and students’ own experiences in order to provide a meaningful lerning. 

Key words: Stevenson, Jekyll, Hyde, Victorian, literature. 
Library barcode: DRO 823.9 

Author: Natalia Foncea Avendaño 
Year: 2009 
Title: Adolescence and growing up: A workshop on Charles Dickens’s Great expectations 

Summary: This project is intended to teach English literature to Chilean high school students to contribute to the learning of the English language and to develop critical thinking. To fulfill these goals, the workshop presented in this project depicts a series of meaningful tasks and activities specially designed to promote interactions in English. 

Key words: literature, Dickens, Victorian, Great Expectations. 
Library barcode: FON 823.9 

Author: Camila Fuentes Baeza 
Year: 2010
Title: The secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾: A workshop on the secret diary of an adolescent

Summary: This project carefully examines the use of literature in the EFL classroom taking into account the age of the students. This workshop provides students with the opportunity to work o a literary text, to discuss about important issues, to learn more about other cultures, to learn English, an most importantly, to appreciate literature.

Key words: literature, literary texts, children’s literature, juvenile literature, technology, friends, family.
Library barcode: FUE 372.42

Author: Giselle González Gutiérrez
Year: 2010
Title: Fostering children’s reading motivation: Becoming a poet

Summary: This study consists of and analysis of several elements involved in the teaching-learning interaction in order to use literature to develop critical thinking while increasing students’ interest in learning English. The final goal of the pedagogical proposal is to prevent students from seeing a text as something frightening and impossible to decode as well as to increase their motivation.

Key words: poetry, motivation, scaffolding, cognitive strategies, disengaged readers, poems, poets, literature.
Library barcode: GON 372.42

Author: Victoria Paz Gonzalez Martinez 
Year: 2009 
Title: Literature workshop on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s adventures in Wonderland 

Summary: This study has as its main aim promoting reading in students since lack of reading is one of the main current issues. This work explores the benefits of using Victorian literature in the EFL classroom and the possible connections young learners can make between Lewis Carroll’s novel and their lives. 

Key words:
 wonderland, Carroll, literature, Alice, Victorian, content-based syllabus, skill-based syllabus. 
Library barcode: GON 823.9 

Author: Ada Hernandez Valenzuela 
Year: 2008 
Title: A workshop on The giver: A fiction that talks about our reality 

Summary: This study on how to use literature in the EFL classroom offers an interesting approach to use Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver to improve students’ English skills, namely reading. This course helps high school students develop their critical thinking skills. Students are prompted to make connections between their lives and literature as well as distinguishing reality from fantasy. 

Key words: skill-based syllabus, literature, giver. 
Library barcode: HER 813.9 

Author: Maria Jose Herrera Leiva 
Year: 2008 
Title: The Great Gatsby: A literary workshop 

Summary: This work explores up to what extent the integration of literature into the EFL syllabus can be beneficial to the learners’ linguistic development. The pedagogical proposal takes the form of a weekly course, in which Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby will be explored in three main dimensions: historical context, content and topics present, and its relevance for society today. The essence of this project is to estimulate students to read literary works in English in order to increase their love for literature, and incidentally, their knowledge about English. 

Key words: literature, Fitzgerald, Gatsby, character, theme. 
Library barcode: HER 813.9

Author: Aldo Mauricio Ibaceta Peña 
Year: 2009 
Title: A meaningful approach to poetry: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson 

Summary: This study explores the importance and benefits of teaching poetry in the EFL classroom in order to apply them in a course proposal. This course consists on students’ careful learning, reading, and discussing of ideas in the context of 19th century American poets Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. For all these purposes, students will have the chance to study and work on the main concepts of poetry as well as socio-cultural background that involve both authors’ main works Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems, respectively. 

Key words: Dickinson, Whitman, poetry, poems, literature 
Library barcode: IBA 811.9

Author: Pamela Jaure Reyes
Year: 2010
Title: Questions: A strategy to eradicate authority through reading: A workshop based on Valerie Martin’s best seller Mary Reilly

Summary: This project presents a workshop focused on the study of Valerie Martin’s 1990 best seller Mary Reilly, which deals with postmodern feminist point of view ad Victorian features. The pedagogical proposal in this study concentrates on developing students’ critical and analytical thinking in order to improve their awareness of their context as well as the importance of values.

Key words: literature, children’s literature, young adult literature, questions, journals, feminism, content-based syllabus.
Library barcode: JAU 372.42 

Author: Bernardo Patricio Jiménez Oliveira 
Year: 2010
Title: English Literature through Graphic Novels 

Summary: This workshop aims to expose students to a different way to conceive literature and art through the study and reading of graphic novels. The fact that graphic novels’ audience is mainly teenagers and adults allows the teacher to explore with the students a huge scope of topics and themes related to important socio-political concerns. Furthermore, most of the protagonists of these stories deal with conflicts and daily life situations that help the teacher to connect students with the reading assignments. 

Key words: Literature, images, graphic novel, Victorian, Alan Moore, 
Library barcode: JIM 372.64 

Author: Jessica Jiménez Oliveira
Year: 2009
Title: Discovering nature in short stories

Summary: This work puts forward the idea that nature allows students to bridge science and the humanities. After discussing the role of literature in EFL teaching and the concept of nature, a pedagogical proposal is presented. The course introduces students to literature using a selection of short stories in English. All the stories have a common topic: nature, but are written by different authors from different cultures. Apart from developing language skills, this course is aimed at promoting enjoyment of reading through the different themes presented in each story. The final goal is to provide students with the tools to understand the poetic function of literary texts, so students develop their critical thinking.

Key words: literature, short story, Genesis, Bible, nature, myth, multiculturalism, poetic function.
Library barcode: JIM 428.8

Author: Guillermo Ladislav López Bousek
Year: 2010
Title: Developing emotional intelligence through literature: Short fictions as vehicle to deal with conflict youngsters face with their community.

Summary: The main purpose of this project is to explore the ways of using literature in the classroom in order to provide the students with meaningful learning experiences that will help them to become aware of important aspects of the real life so that they can reflect on them. Furthermore, this work explores the intrinsic qualities of the literary texts in order to promote the appreciation of literature among students.

Key words: juvenile literature, short fictions, holistic grading scale,
Library barcode: LOP 370.153

Author: Fabiola Menares 
Year: 2009 
Title: Revealing The secret life of bees 

Summary: This project promotes the importance of literature inside and outside the classrooms, by means of the text itself in combination with technology. The pedagogical proposal offers an interesting set of activities for exposing high school students to the most relevant terminology related to literature: theme, topic, and characters through the reading of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees. 

Key words: content-based syllabus, literature, novel, theme, topic, character, juvenile literature, life, bees. 
Library barcode: MEN 813.9

Author: Claudia Núñez Herrera
Year: 2010
Title: Discovering the secret garden: An elective workshop for 5th graders

Summary: This paper offers a workshop that fosters children’s creativity through activities focused on the reading of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. This workshop also provides students with the opportunity to explore culture through imagination while assimilating contents such as discrimination, secrets, and family relations in a fun way that will low the students’ affective filter and that will motivate them to continue reading.

Key words: children’s literature, Victorian society, primary school, workshop, the secret garden, post-colonial studies.
Library barcode: NUÑ 372.47

Author: Javiera Paz Núñez Castañeda 
Year: 2009 
Title: The taming of the shrew: Shakespeare back to school 

Summary: This work describes and discusses important concepts related to drama and the role of teaching literature in the EFL classroom. One of the main aims of this project is to make literature accessible to students, to show them that it presents people who feel and think as they do and that according to their personal experiences they can feel identified by one or another character. This aim is reached through the reading, analyzing, and performing of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. 

Key words: Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, comedy, play, drama, critical thinking. 
Library barcode: NUÑ 822.9 

Author: Mariajose Pontarelli Cubelli 
Year: 2008 
Title: The adventures of Tom Sawyer in primary school classroom settings 

Summary: The purpose of this paper is to present an innovative project that links literature and language teaching in Chilean classrooms with Chilean students. The course consists of a weekly workshop that expects students to read at least three novels during the semester, the first one being The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This novel is used as the main source to explore with the students themes, such as alienation, the process of growing up, dysfunctional families, and friendship. 

Key words: Twain, Sawyer, literature, family. 
Library barcode: PON 813.9 

Author: Tatiana Quiroz Gaete 
Year: 2009 
Title: The catcher in the rye: Motivating students through critical thinking. 

Summary: This project aims at demonstrating how useful a novel can be to teach a foreign language using several theories previously investigated. The course focuses on the analysis of Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye because of how easy it is for students to relate to it. Moreover, this novel offers the opportunity to familiarize students with the post-modern urban adventures. 

Key words: poetic function, Salinger, catcher, rye, literature, post-modern, skill-based syllabus. 
Library barcode: QUI 813.9 

Author: Daniela Ramírez C.
Year: 2010
Title: Girl with a pearl earring: From the painting to our lives

Summary: This study introduces important aspects of how and why teaching literature to junior and senior students. The pedagogical proposal consists of teaching Tracy Chevalier’s novel Girl with a Pearl Earring while focusing on two central topics: growing up and becoming and adult and how relationships can be affected or modified only by gender and social status.

Key words: Literature, children’s literature, feminism, theory of the gaze, picture theory, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Intertextuality.
Library barcode: RAM 372.47

Author: Maria Patricia Reinoso Yañez 
Year: 2008 
Title: A workshop on: The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe 

Summary: This study focuses on analyzing what students and teachers need to know and do in order to make the most of C.S. Lewis’s novel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in the EFL classroom. The pedagogical proposal offers a course for secondary school students. Its main aim is to create opportunities for discussing and reflecting on moral issues and values while, at the same time, students develop their English skills. 

Key words: literature, Narnia, Lewis, fantasy, reality, temptation, values. 
Library barcode: REI Ir823.9

Author: Pamela Sánchez López
Year: 2010
Title: The picture of Dorian Gray: Painting a new self in your mind.

Summary: This paper offers a revision of different genres closely related to literature: graphic novels, comics, and mangas in order to explore the relevance of image and beauty in our current world. This project proposes an innovative way of using Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in an ELT classroom composed by advanced students, which helps them develop their reading comprehension and critical thinking.

Key words: young adult literature, graphic novels, literary text, Victorian society, beauty, literature.
Library barcode: SAN 372.42 

Author: Rodrigo Raúl Sánchez Rodríguez
Year: 2009
Title: Comics: A key to reading, learning and having fun

Summary: This work touches upon the importance of teaching culture in the classroom and how to do so. The pedagogical proposal offers a workshop that consists of reading American comic books. This course helps students understand the American culture while, at the same time, motives them to read texts in English in a reflective and analyzing manner.

Key words: comics, culture.
Library barcode: SAN 428.8 

Author: Marjorie Olivares Espinoza
Year: 2010
Title: A meaningful approach to the novel: Alice Sebold’s 2002 The lovely bones

Summary: This study focuses on how literature provides a meaningful context to work from to which the student can link what they learn and it can present the necessary motivation to provoke students to use their second language. The workshop proposes the reading of The Lovely Bones as source to discuss important themes, such as goodness, afterlife, and God’s existence.

Key words: literature, genre, lovely bones, novel, acceptance, afterlife.
Library barcode: OLI 372.42

Author: Brenda Elizabeth Tapia Tapia
Year: 2010
Title: The involution of the species: A syllabus on Animal Farm

Summary: This paper explores the importance of teaching literature in the Chilean ESL classroom as well as different concepts related to literature. The pedagogical proposal offers a set of activities that aim to develop critical reading skills in the students.

Key words: children’s literature, intertextuality, literature, content-based syllabus, task-based syllabus, Animal Farm.
Library barcode: TAP 372.64

Author: Gianinna Schade Pino
Year: 2009
Title: Discovering Hugo Cabret

Summary: This work consists of the development of a syllabus that encourages students to read and develop their second language skills through literature. In order to make this process engaging, the project is based and focused on contemporary literature, in this particular case on Brian Selznick’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. At the end of the workshop, students will be given the opportunity to contrast different cultures and moments in history, by using their imagination and their sense of curiosity.

Key words: literature, Cabret, picture, ethic, aesthetic, character, theme, contemporary, tolerance.
Library barcode: SCH 813.9

Author: María José Vásquez
Year: 2010
Title: Discovering Sherman Alexie and his work: The absolute true diary of a part-time Indian

Summary: The main goal of this project is the inclusion of a literary work in the ESL classroom setting. The main reason is to show and to teach students that they are not only able to read a lengthy novel, but also that they are able to read it in English. Working with Alexie’s The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian helps the teacher to bring into the classroom important concepts, such as discrimination, stereotypes, bullying, and alcohol consumption.

Key words: literature, postcolonial theory, poetic function, alienation, displacement, young adult literature.
Library barcode: VAS 372.64