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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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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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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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San Martín, María Gimena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study seeks to examine how a supervisor scaffolds the student-teachers' learning-to-teach process in the context of one-to-one tutoring sessions in an English as a foreign language teacher education programme in Argentina. The findings indicate that scaffolding implies two main phases: a diagnostic and an intervention phase. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Education Programs
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Balderas, Irais Ramírez; Guillén Cuamatzi, Patricia Maria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper describes college students' writing development process during their foreign language classes throughout a semester. Self and peer correction were implemented to promote error awareness along with the use of an error code and error log in a fifth semester class. The results show that both strategies benefited students' writing skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, College Students, Error Correction, Peer Evaluation
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Córdoba Zúñiga, Eulices; Rangel Gutiérrez, Emerson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports a study on the implementation of meaningful oral tasks to promote listening fluency in ten pre-intermediate English as a foreign language learners in the English language teaching program at a Colombian public university. The tasks were implemented to overcome the weaknesses these students had to understand oral messages from…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Golombek, Paula R.; Johnson, Karen E. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
We offer a more nuanced characterization of teachers' narrative inquiry as professional development (Johnson & Golombek, 2002) by grounding our definition of and empirical research on teachers' narrative inquiry from a Vygotskian sociocultural theoretical perspective. Our goal is to reaffirm our belief in the educational value of teachers'…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Faculty Development, Personal Narratives, Transformative Learning
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Macías, Diego Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This project set out to investigate the extent to which the sources of English as a foreign language teachers' pedagogical knowledge are acknowledged and addressed in a teacher education program in a public university in Colombia. It involved the participation of teacher educators and novice teachers as well as the analysis of documents. This…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Knowledge Level, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Díaz Larenas, Claudio; Alarcón Hernández, Paola; Vásquez Neira, Andrea; Pradel Suárez, Boris; Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
Beliefs continue to be an important source to get to know teachers' thinking processes and pedagogical decisions. Research in teachers' beliefs has traditionally come from English-speaking contexts; however, a great deal of scientific work has been written lately in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. This study elicits 30 Chilean university…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Research, Beliefs, Foreign Countries
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Báez Dueñas, Leidy Tatiana; Chacón Vargas, Leidy Marcela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article describes a research project we carried out in order to study the role of student-teachers' teaching techniques as regards their pupils' extrinsic motivation as they partake in communicative speaking activities at a public school in Tunja, Colombia. Data were gathered by means of field notes, focus groups and student-teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Methods, Role, Student Motivation
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Rivas Rivas, Leonardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article has at its core the unraveling of factors that have influenced the identity of those who have been caught in between two worlds (Mexico and The United States) and whom will be called pre- and in-service returnees from now on. A qualitative approach was chosen in order to delve deep into the participants' lived experiences through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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