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Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three different language centers, in three different cities in Colombia. Participants were asked to record themselves answering…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Benchmarking, Grammar
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Rojas Serrano, Javier – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
In a Colombian private English institution, a qualitative evaluation system has been incorporated. This type of evaluation poses challenges to students who have never been evaluated through a system that eliminates exams or quizzes and, as a consequence, these students have to start making sense of it. This study explores the way students face the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Qualitative Research, Evaluation Methods, Student Experience
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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian; García-Laborda, Jesús – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study examines test-takers' views on a computer-delivered speaking test in order to investigate the aspects they consider most relevant in technology-based oral assessment, and to explore the main advantages and disadvantages computer-based tests may offer as compared to face-to-face speaking tests. A small-scale open questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Buendía Arias, Ximena Paola – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This research seeks to gain deeper understanding of learner autonomy in English as a Foreign Language students from different cultures through the identification and analysis of similarities and differences between Chinese and Colombian students from two public universities: Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China and Universidad Surcolombiana…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians
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Mugford, Gerrard; Cuevas, Oscar Ramírez – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
English foreign-language users often overuse words when faced with difficult situations. Called gushing, such excessive use of words is often legitimately employed by native speakers to express, for instance, gratitude and apologies when a simple "thank you" or "sorry" does not sufficiently convey an interlocutor's feelings.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Verbal Communication, Advanced Students
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Khonamri, Fatemeh; Mahmoudi Kojidi, Elahe – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
We report an investigation on the relationship between metacognitive awareness of reading strategies and comprehension monitoring of language learners in English as a foreign language context. Participants were thirty first year university students majoring in electronics. They completed a questionnaire aimed at discerning the strategies that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Reading Ability