Developing academic oral skills using the video pitch as a learning strategy


  • Bárbara Malveira Orfanò Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Elisa Mattos Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Lívia Terra Escola Preparatória de cadetes do Ar.



Academic Oral Skills, Video Pitch, Online Task


This research reports on the success of an online oral task developed for English for Academic Purposes learners in a Brazilian university context, which required recording and submitting a short video pitch about the students’ own research. We discuss the contributions the task brought to improving oral academic skills, focusing on the videos and comments posted in the online forum, and the students’ self-evaluations. Our results indicate that issues such as identity, agency, and autonomy play an important role in the teaching and learning of EAP and deserve attention when designing materials for students in this specific context.



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Biografia do Autor

Bárbara Malveira Orfanò, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Possui graduação em Letras pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2000) e doutorado em Linguística Aplicada - Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick (2010). Atualmente é professora adjunta da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais e faz parte do corpo docente do Programa de pós graduação em Estudos Linguísticos: linha de pesquisa intitulada ensino /aprendizagem de línguas estrangeiras . Participa como orientadora do curso de pós graduação em Línguística Aplicada do Mary Immaculate College-Irlanda (modalidade online). Coordena o Núcleo de Estudos de Línguas para Fins Acadêmicos da UFMG e tem experiência na área de Linguística, com ênfase em Linguística Aplicada, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Linguística de Corpus,Corpora de Aprendizes, Discurso Acadêmico Oral e Escrito da Língua Inglesa , Ensino e Aprendizagem de Língua Inglesa com Foco no Contexto Acadêmico e na formação de professores de Língua Inglesa. Desde 2018 é diretora do Instituto Confúcio da UFMG e coordena o Centro de Estudos da Ásia Orienta


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2021-10-19 — Atualizado em 2022-07-26


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Orfanò, B. M., Mattos, E., & Terra, L. (2022). Developing academic oral skills using the video pitch as a learning strategy. Letras, 227–252. (Original work published 19º de outubro de 2021)