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Basabe, Enrique Alejandro – HOW, 2019
Criticality has recently made its way into the field of English Language Teaching. It has mainly fostered the study of teachers' individual commitments with their social context. A reflective account is offered here based on my praxis when I adopted a critical pedagogy to teach literature in the English language teacher education program at the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Theory
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Ugarte Olea, Marco Sandro Antonio – HOW, 2019
One important decision that English language teachers should make is to decide on a pronunciation model. This decision should be based not only on mere preference, but also on technical information. This paper seeks to review the Lingua Franca Core (LFC), a pronunciation model proposed by Jennifer Jenkins (1998, 2000) in an attempt to facilitate…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Models, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Zorro Rojas, Imelda – HOW, 2019
Students' engagement and determination require the use of self-regulated learning strategies to facilitate adequate preparation. This article reports a research study that looks into how eight instructors, who were trained to promote self-regulation, interact with 18 students of a Bachelor of Arts program in English language teaching in Bogotá.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Herrera Bohórquez, Luis Ignacio; Largo Rodríguez, José David; Viáfara González, John Jairo – HOW, 2019
Challenges to an existing face-to-face peer-tutoring model grew into an opportunity to integrate online technologies as a support for English autonomous learning in two undergraduate teacher education programs at a Colombian public university. This qualitative study examines how a group of tutees' exposure to an online-based peer-tutoring model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Telles Quezada, Nataly; Inostroza Araos, María-Jesús; Rosas-Maldonado, Maritza – HOW, 2019
This action research study aims to explore the contribution of the use of points of improvement as a reflective strategy to support eleven Chilean EFL pre-service teachers' ability to plan communicative-oriented lessons. Through questionnaires and a focus group, participants' responses were examined using thematic analysis. Findings yielded that…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Hernández Urrego, Sandra Cecilia – HOW, 2019
This study describes the influence of a Virtual Learning Object [VLO] in the promotion of reading strategies in a class of English for Specific Purposes for the majors of Social Communication and Journalism at a private institution of higher education in Bogota, Colombia. Students' failure to meet the school standards led to the design and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giraldo, Frank – HOW, 2019
The purpose of this article of reflection is to raise awareness of how poor design of language assessments may have detrimental effects, if crucial qualities and technicalities of test design are not met. The article first discusses these central qualities for useful language assessments. Then, guidelines for creating listening assessments, as an…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Consciousness Raising, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Caicedo Muñoz, Mabel Catalina; Trujillo Bohórquez, Iván Camilo – HOW, 2019
This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there is an important…
Descriptors: Radio, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara – HOW, 2019
This article describes the importance of classroom management for language teachers, particularly for novice L2 teachers since it can affect their permanence in the teaching profession. A definition of classroom management along with a description of its dimensions, a set of initial principles and practical ideas to approach teaching with more…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Beginning Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Torres-Rocha, Julio César – HOW, 2019
This article of reflection considers socio-political issues such as linguistic perialism, native speakerism, English as an International language, and appropriate teaching methodologies, which are currently contentious issues in the ELT community. Framed within a critical approach of applied linguistics, these issues are addressed in three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Moslemi, Negar; Habibi, Parya – HOW, 2019
Teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and identities have been considered as the main factors in improving their performance to enhance students' learning. The present study aimed to explore the relationship among Iranian EFL teachers' professional identity, their self-efficacy, and their critical thinking skills in their teaching process. To achieve the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Peñaloza, Anna Carolina; Vásquez Guarnizo, Jhonatan – HOW, 2019
The following pedagogical proposal seeks to understand what types of reflections Modern Languages students reveal about educational issues when analyzing artwork within their context. We worked with twelve Modern Languages students in their fifth and sixth semester at a public university in Colombia. The students began by analyzing four murals…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Giraldo, Frank – HOW, 2019
This study reports the contextual Language Assessment Literacy (LAL) of five Colombian English language teachers. Two semi-structured interviews and reflective journals were used for data collection. The findings show that the teachers used varied traditional and alternative assessment instruments, assessed language and non-language constructs,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Saedpanah, Elahe; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – HOW, 2019
This study investigates the comparative effect of teaching collocations through practicing them in literary and non-literary contents. The participants were composed of 30 EFL students selected from a cohort of 52 intermediate students in an English language institute in Sanandaj City, Iran. They were selected based on their scores on the…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jiménez, Patricia Kim – HOW, 2018
This manuscript reports the final findings of an exploratory, descriptive case study that aimed at exploring the perceptions of a group of English as a foreign language students in a public university regarding their English learning and the commitment level through the process. A questionnaire, a survey, and the teacher's diary were the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Colleges, Language Attitudes, Case Studies
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