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Reyes-Cruz, Maria del Rosario; Murrieta-Loyo, Griselda; Perales-Escudero, Moisés Damián – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper examines the research self-efficacy beliefs, research motivation, and perceptions of research importance and research obstacles of 100 professors and lecturers of foreign languages at three Mexican universities. Survey results show that faculty hold moderate to high research self-efficacy beliefs, are highly motivated to conduct…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Velázquez, Virna; Garcia-Ponce, Edgar Emmanuell – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
The present article reports on a study that set out to investigate the effectiveness of strategies and decisions formulated in foreign language planning to ensure learners' language achievement in a higher education context which trains learners to become English or French teachers or translators. By drawing on data collected from simulated…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Translation, Teacher Education Programs
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Guapacha Chamorro, Maria Eugenia; Benavidez Paz, Luis Humberto – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper reports an action-research study on language learning strategies in tertiary education at a Colombian university. The study aimed at improving the English language performance and language learning strategies use of 33 first-year pre-service language teachers by combining elements from two models: the cognitive academic language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Vocabulary Development