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Cárdenas, Anderson Marcell – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to help English language intermediate students tackle fossilized grammatical errors in their speech, which were verb form, missing subject, and word choice. In order to do so, the researcher used visual input such as pictures and colored stickers for self-monitoring purposes, as well as self-evaluation…
Descriptors: Grammar, Error Analysis (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Palacio, Marcela; Gaviria, Sandra; Brown, James Dean – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Frustrations with traditional testing led a group of teachers at the English for adults program at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) to design tests aligned with the institutional teaching philosophy and classroom practices. This article reports on a study of an item-by-item evaluation of a series of English exams for validity and reliability in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Basallo Gómez, Juan Sebastián – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper is about the impact of systematic reading selection used to promote English as foreign language learning in adult students. A qualitative action research methodology was used to carry out this project. Ten class sessions were designed to provide students an opportunity to select texts according to criteria based upon their language…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research
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Romaña Correa, Yeferson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article presents the results of a research project on the teaching and learning of English through the use of Skype™ conference calls. The research was carried out with a group of 12 English as a foreign language adult learners in the language institute of Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teleconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
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Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Dehvari, Najibeh – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
English, particularly regarding a foreign language teachers' professional development, has been studied in depth. However, it is not known how Iranian English as a foreign language teachers perceive continuing professional development. This study explored the perceptions of Iranian English as a foreign language teachers of continuing professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Muñoz, Ana Patricia; Palacio, Marcela; Escobar, Liliana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
There is evidence that teachers' beliefs on teaching and learning exert an influence on the way they teach and assess learning, and on what students learn. Therefore, it is central that overt attention is devoted to the perceptions teachers have and how they influence teaching and learning. In this article we describe a study on teachers' beliefs…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), English Instruction
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Amado, Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article presents a pedagogical experience that addresses the use of an instructional strategy called screenwriting aimed at improving the teaching of writing in an educational context. This pedagogical intervention took place in a private English language school, where three adult students willingly participated to create their own short…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices