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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Gómez Jiménez, María Catalina; Gutiérrez, Claudia Patricia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper describes the process English as a foreign language university students and their teacher underwent when engaging in critical literacy practices. Interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, students' artifacts, and the teacher's journal were used to collect data in this study. Findings suggest that when students engage in critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Samperio, Nahum – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This study tries to identify the possible differences in the types of strategies and their frequency of use in low and high achievers of English in a language centre in a university in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Data were collected using a mixed-methods research methodology. The sample consists of 27 students with a high score and 30 with a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Lucero, Edgar; Roncancio-Castellanos, Katherin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article discusses English language pre-service teachers' pedagogical practicum experiences. We compiled, from their teacher journals and group talks, the lived teaching experiences of a group of 34 pre-service teachers who were majoring in English language education at a private university in Bogota, Colombia. The analysis of their stories…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Private Colleges
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Gómez Argüelles, Lizbeth; Hernández Méndez, Edith; Perales Escudero, Moisés D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper reports a qualitative case study of college-level English as a foreign language teachers' attitudes towards oral corrective feedback. Our goal is to characterize such attitudes considering a model which integrates cognitive, affective and conative components as well as different aspects of oral corrective feedback. Six English…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Quintero Polo, Álvaro Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this article the author reports on a study of some English language student-teachers' trans-formations of knowledge about language education. The question that guided the study was: How are English language student-teachers' formative pedagogical and research experiences portrayed in a transformative and critical outlook for initial teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers
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Gómez Palacio, Claudia; Gómez Vargas, Deisa Enid; Pulgarín Taborda, Hadaluz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article reports the results of a study in which coaching was used as a professional development strategy with five foreign language adjunct instructors at a public university in Colombia. A questionnaire, coaching sessions, interviews, and both coaches and coachees' reports were the data collection sources. Results showed that adjunct…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), State Universities, Adjunct Faculty
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Despagne, Colette – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In Mexican higher education, the spread of English has become a tool in the internationalization process of universities. However, language has been sidelined in the discourses of globalization and internationalization. Hence, this ethnographic case study aims to look at the spread of English in Mexican higher education through two private…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Benavides Jimenez, Fabián; Mora Acosta, Yenny Lisbeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article provides an overview of the ideas that two groups of bilingual teachers from different contexts, one indigenous and the other Western, have about the concepts of education, bilingualism, and interculturality. Their opinions were gathered through focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and videos, and reviewed under light of what the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Bilingual Teachers, American Indians, Western Civilization
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Saavedra Jeldres, Pamela Andrea; Campos Espinoza, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Although keeping writing portfolios has proved to be a successful strategy in developing writing skills in English as a foreign language, few studies have focused on pre-service teachers at the pre-intermediate level. This study aims to describe pre-service teachers' perceptions towards portfolio keeping. The sample consisted of 51 first-year…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Farías, Miguel; Véliz, Leonardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Drawing on 10 pedagogical standards issued by the Chilean Ministry of Education, three dealing with multimodality, we, in this research, examined English language pre-service teachers' and educators' approaches to the use of multimodal texts. Data were gathered through two online surveys that explored the use of multimodal texts by teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Nieto Cruz, María Claudia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This study presents the expansion of nominal groups in a systemic functional grammar class of an English language teacher program in 2016 at a Colombian public university. The participants were six student teachers. Nominal groups were first considered in a document written by the students before being exposed to the principles of systemic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Burns, Anne; Westmacott, Anne – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
One of the current challenges facing many universities is how to support teachers in becoming researchers. This article discusses the experiences at a small private Chilean university of a new action research programme that was developed as a vehicle for helping teachers to become involved in research and write a research publication for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Serna-Gutiérrez, José Irineo Omar; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study is an exploration of the life-changing decisions and changes which the participants underwent, and which led them to pursue an education in English language teaching (or languages). The foremost objective of this study was to highlight the critical incidents from the past, present, and teaching practice of transnational students in a BA…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Critical Incidents Method, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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