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Marenco-Dominguez, José Miguel – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
Twelve 14-to-15-year-old students participated in this investigation. The participants faced difficulties to speak fluently in an L2 and they evinced different levels of proficiency. Therefore, it was planned to assess the effects of peer tutoring and computer-mediated tasks on students' spoken fluency. Differences among learners were the starting…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Language Fluency, Computer Uses in Education
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Alexandra, Pineda-Puerta – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
The Ministry of education in Colombia set a policy for higher education in which graduates should achieve an intermediate proficiency level (B1) in another language; and by 2025 it expects that they leave college with an upper intermediate level (B2). This report deals with a private college that attempts to participate in the policy, yet the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Leal, Johanna P. – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
On-going bilingual programs without regard to needs analysis; little research on the actual effects of CLIL in Colombia and vague awareness or knowledge about the necessary considerations for effective CLIL programs, underpin the need to address a particular issue of curriculum as it is summative assessment. This small scale study takes place in a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Aguilar Cortés, Carlos Eduardo; Alzate B., Nelson Eduardo – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
This paper presents a set of ideas about the basics for developing interdisciplinary dialogues between content (science) and language (English) in bilingual educational processes, under the premise that a satisfactory relationship between those elements help guarantee successful content-based instruction (CBI) in its form known as "sheltered…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Course Content, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Lozano Velandia, Sergio Andrés – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
This qualitative action research study explored the interactions of young-adult learners carrying out self-reflection on their learning processes in an ESP (English for special purposes) course at an airline training-center in Bogotá, Colombia. Needs analysis revealed that learners had poor knowledge of technical English, and lacked strong…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English for Special Purposes, Qualitative Research, Action Research