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Guzmán Gámez, Derly Yuleith; Moreno Cuellar, Johana Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper reports on an action research study aimed at implementing "Plotagon" to enhance English writing skill. The study involved 18 students from 10th grade of a public secondary school in Colombia. The findings showed that the use of "Plotagon" promoted students' motivation to write through an interactive and attractive…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ortiz Neira, Ramón Antonio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This study adopted a mixed method approach with an action research design. The aim was to determine the impact of information gap activities on young English as a foreign language learners' oral fluency. Information gap activities were based on the communicative approach as well as on task-based learning. Twenty-three eighth graders participated…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Torres-Rocha, Julio César – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This is a study on high school English as a foreign language Colombian teacher identity. Using an interpretive research approach, I explored the influence of the National Bilingual Programme on the reconstruction of teacher identity. This study focuses on how teachers feel about language requirements associated with a language policy. Three…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Vaca Torres, Ady Marcela; Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This research study examined how a group of ninth graders enhanced the speaking skill in an English as a foreign language classroom through project-based learning. Data about the experience were collected through field notes, transcripts of learners' oral performance, and one interview. Grounded theory was implemented for data analysis, out of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Buitrago Campo, Ana Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article reports the results of an action-research project focused on improving students' communicative competence in English through the task-based learning approach. This study was conducted in a co-educational public school in Medellín (Colombia) with thirty-four tenth graders. Actions implemented include the development of a series of…
Descriptors: Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Action Research
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Herazo Rivera, Jose David; Sagre Barboza, Anamaría – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Sociocultural theory argues that an individual's mental, social, and material activity is mediated by cultural tools. One such tool is the language or discourse teachers use during whole class interaction in the second language classroom. The purpose of this study was to examine how a Colombian second language teacher mediated her ninth-grade…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Influences, Language Usage, Classroom Communication
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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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Caicedo, Jefferson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The present study concerns the activities teachers develop and ninth-graders' participation in responses to those activities. The objectives of this study were to identify and describe the types of teaching activities developed and how students respond to them and to show how the target language is used in the classroom. The data collection was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, English (Second Language), Grade 9
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Rouse, Megan Elizabeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In United States schools, the rate of immigrant English language learners is rapidly rising, affecting the lives of both students and teachers. This article will discuss the best ways to facilitate the students' language learning in a school setting; the type of structure, goals, and standards that can be expected; as well as ways to change the…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Immigrants, Educational Environment
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Izquierdo Castillo, Alexander; Jiménez Bonilla, Sonia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article reports on an action research project conducted with six ninth grade students in a rural public school in Colombia. The purpose of the study was to determine how the implementation of three reading strategies (skimming, scanning, and making predictions), when reading topics selected by learners, helps them to improve their reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement, Reading Comprehension
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Becerra Cortés, Ximena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This paper reports on an innovative and action research project which focused on the use of the dictionary and the prior knowledge of Colombian high school students to improve their reading comprehension of short scientific texts. Data collection instruments included students' work gathered during two workshops, field notes, and a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dictionaries, Reading Comprehension, Scientific and Technical Information
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Correa Pérez, Roxanna; Martínez Fuentealba, Mariela; Molina De La Barra, María; Silva Rojas, Jessica; Torres Cisternas, Mirta – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
The aim of this article is to examine the impact of feedback on content and organization in writing tasks developed by learners of English as a foreign language. The type of study is qualitative and the research design is a case study. One study involved three students and a female teacher, and the second consisted of three students and a male…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), High School Students, Writing (Composition)
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Picón Jácome, Édgar – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
In this article I present some findings of an action research study intended to find out to what extent a teacher-student partnership in writing assessment could promote high school students' autonomy. The study was conducted in a U.S. school. Two main action strategies in the assessment process were the use of symbols as the form of feedback…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Rátiva Velandia, Marlén; Pedreros Torres, Andrés Leonardo; Núñez Alí, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
It is considered valuable to take advantage of web activities to improve and qualify the English teaching and learning processes, especially in the promotion of reading comprehension. In this article we share the process and results of a study that focused on some activities based on web materials that were designed and used with 10th grade…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Learning Processes, Reading Comprehension, Grade 10
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Jiménez Guamán, Laura Verónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
In this article I report the findings of a descriptive and interpretative qualitative study carried out in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. The study aimed at analyzing, describing and exploring teenage students' social identity representation as observed in their participation in a learning community on Facebook. Data were collected from…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Qualitative Research
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