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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
Arteaga-Lara, Héctor Mauricio – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
Writing plays a significant role in language learning. Previous research has reported on the effectiveness of several approaches to develop writing skills to enhance writing competence, but little attention has been given to the paragraph writing of elementary students. The present qualitative action research study used artifacts, teacher's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bernal Castañeda, Sergio – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
This article aims to show and explain the growing motivational, personal or affective difficulties that unemployed adult learners are currently facing in the English subject when they decide to retake their education in age-diverse Vocational Training Programs in the Spanish educational system. The results presented in this article are based on a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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Keogh, Conor – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
For language learners of this generation, the smart phone represents a key cultural artefact that complements the learning process. Instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp are widely used in personal, professional and, increasingly, academic circles to maintain constant contact among friends, colleagues, or classmates. This study seeks to…
Descriptors: Computer Software, International Relations, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Corrales, Kathleen Anne; Paba Rey, Lourdes A.; Santiago Escamilla, Nazira – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Internationalization of higher education aims to develop foreign language and intercultural and international competences (IIC). To achieve this, universities worldwide have implemented strategies such as teaching content subjects in English, also known as English mediated instruction (EMI). However, there is scant research on the positive and…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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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