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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
Motivation plays an important in role in education. Based on the ten macro-strategies proposed by Dörnyei and Csizér (1998), this article analyzes the motivation conditions in a foreign language reading comprehension course using both a web-based modality and a face-to-face modality. A case study was implemented as the primary research method, and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Based Instruction, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
It is often argued that classroom diaries are subjective. This article explores the diary insights of a foreign language reading teacher. The inquiry was based on the following research question: What do the diary insights really evidence about the teaching practices of a foreign language reading teacher? As a research method, a case study was…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Strategy instruction is useful in teaching contexts. This paper examines the effects of strategy instruction in an EFL reading comprehension course carried out with 26 undergraduate students at a Colombian university. As a research method, a case study was implemented. There were three instruments with which to collect data: reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies, Second Language Instruction