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Cadena Aguilar, Roso Freddy; Ortega Cuellar, Javier Hernando; Cadena Aguilar, Albedro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This action research study aimed to examine the possible impact of the "Daily 6" approach on the oral fluency in English of 13 adolescents. This approach (extension of the existing Daily 5™ framework) introduced a sixth step, "speak to someone", to respond to the lack of oral fluency limiting participants' overall speaking…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cortés Rozo, Erika Johana; Suárez Vergara, Daniela Andrea; Castañeda-Trujillo, Jairo Enrique – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper presents the results of a research study based on a pedagogical experience of two pre-service English teachers with seventh graders. The main goal was to analyze the students' context representations, after using some songs in English as a trigger for reflection. The pedagogical implementation of the songs was designed from a critical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade 7, Adolescents, Singing
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Tatar, Sibel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper presents a study on the employment criteria used by school administrators and their views on the strengths and weaknesses of local teachers and expatriate teachers. This study aimed to provide a perspective on the issue from an English as a foreign language context. Questionnaires collected from administrators of 94 private primary and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Language Teachers
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Suárez Ramírez, Ingrid Rocío; Rodríguez, Sandra Milena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article focuses on research carried out in a private school in Bogotá with a group of English as a foreign language fourth-graders. The study aimed to analyze interaction in the English classroom through action research, based on tasks that promoted collaborative work and involvement of the students and their teacher. The instruments to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lengeling, M. Martha; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Barrios Gasca, Blanca Lucía – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aimed at exploring the processes of teacher socialization and identity formation of nine English as a foreign language teachers at public schools in central Mexico. These teachers began their careers in the National English Program in Basic Education. Qualitative research and narrative inquiry were used as a basis for this research. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, English (Second Language), Public Schools
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Contreras León, Janeth Juliana; Chapetón Castro, Claudia Marcela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study investigates the impact of implementing collaborative learning from a social and dialogical perspective on seventh graders' interaction in an English as a foreign language classroom at a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. Thirty students participated in this action research where field notes, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Rodríguez-Bonces, Monica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This article presents the foundations to design a curriculum that integrates music and drama as strategies for the teaching of English as a foreign language. Besides promoting interdisciplinarity, this curriculum seeks to improve the language level of those children attending continuing educational programs at any higher education institution. The…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Villarreal Suarez, Jessica; Muñoz Taborda, Jully Vanessa; Perdomo Santacruz, Jorge Mario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
The main objective of this study was to identify 6th to 11th grade students' beliefs about their English class in a public institution in Armenia, Colombia. By means of interviews, drawings, and focus groups with 30 students, four beliefs were established. It was found that students' beliefs are attached to the experiences they have lived in their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Diaz, Itala – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This study examined the effects of metacognitive strategies to help beginning young learners with difficulties increasing and retaining vocabulary. This was a qualitative study in which participants first went through metacognitive strategy instruction to provide awareness of learning strategies. Following this instruction, students underwent a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Qualitative Research, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies
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Tolosa, Constanza; Ordóñez, Claudia Lucía; Alfonso, Tania – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
We report on an exploratory study comparing the performance as online tutors of two groups of beginner eleven-year-old students of English in Colombia and Spanish in New Zealand. The native speaker students of the foreign language the others were learning corrected paragraphs written by their peers. The feedback provided by each group of tutors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Linguistic Input, Peer Relationship
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Lara Herrera, Romero – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article focuses on Mexican students' perceptions of learning the history of Mexico in English through content-based instruction, which is one of many types of bilingual pedagogical approaches that are now considered established approaches in Mexico and around the globe. A phenomenological approach was chosen in order to understand and examine…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Castro Huertas, Ivon Aleida; Navarro Parra, Lina Jazmín – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
We report on an action research project aimed at developing oral communication in first-graders, using songs as a strategy for young learners to use and enjoy English. It was developed at a Colombian public school over three months. The teacher-researchers attempted to encourage students using simple and amusing songs to help them learn new…
Descriptors: Role, Singing, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Tlazalo Tejeda, Ana Cristina; Basurto Santos, Nora M. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
The aim of this article is to inform on research intended to find out how pronunciation instruction of English as a foreign language was handled in the language classroom with elementary students and also understand if pronunciation instruction had an impact on students' confidence when using it. In order to do this, a qualitative case study was…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chaves, Orlando; Hernández, Fanny – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
In this article we aim at showing partial results of a study about the profiles of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in both public and private primary and secondary strata 1-4 schools in Cali, Colombia. Teachers' methodological approaches and practices are described and analyzed from a sample of 220 teachers. Information was gathered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Hermeneutics
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