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Cadena Aguilar, Roso Freddy; Ortega Cuellar, Javier Hernando; Cadena Aguilar, Albedro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This action research study aimed to examine the possible impact of the "Daily 6" approach on the oral fluency in English of 13 adolescents. This approach (extension of the existing Daily 5™ framework) introduced a sixth step, "speak to someone", to respond to the lack of oral fluency limiting participants' overall speaking…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Contreras León, Janeth Juliana; Chapetón Castro, Claudia Marcela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study investigates the impact of implementing collaborative learning from a social and dialogical perspective on seventh graders' interaction in an English as a foreign language classroom at a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. Thirty students participated in this action research where field notes, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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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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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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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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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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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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Castañeda Usaquén, Mireya Esther – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article reports on a qualitative and interpretative case study conducted at a high school located in the southeast of Bogotá. The case is comprised of a group of fifty-one eighth graders who had had little contact with English. It aimed at exploring how these adolescents made sense of the culture-based materials implemented in the English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Video Equipment, Foreign Countries
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Lemos Tello, Nubia Consuelo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
The daily observation of class sessions has enabled me to recognize that students possess a feeling of self-distrust in oral activities. For this reason, I designed a study carried out with a group of twelve eighth graders. This article illustrates an action research project conducted to enhance students' confidence when speaking on an online…
Descriptors: Speech Skills, Speech Communication, Radio, Grade 8
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Méndez, Tatiana; García, Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article derives from a critical discourse analysis study that reports the characteristics of elementary school students' power and solidarity relations in English as a foreign language classroom in Bogotá, Colombia, while we were doing our teaching English as a foreign language practicum. The study was based on theories of power and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Empowerment, English (Second Language)
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Lizarazo Jara, Omar Yesid – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Beginner students often have difficulties using adjectives when they write descriptions in English. This article focuses on the procedures used to help my sixth grade students understand and use adjectives in the correct order by using a blog. To achieve the objective of the project I decided to implement an innovation in and out of class…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language)
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Rojas Álvarez, Gloria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
We report an action research project developed with ninth grade students of a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, and which focused on innovating English communication through writing blogs. The project took into account the implementation of a specific blog that proposes activities, suggestions, strategies and links, among other things, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Grade 9, Public Schools
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Jaramillo Urrutia, Lorena; Medina Gutiérrez, Ana Stella – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
Today it is necessary to approach environmental topics with students in an interdisciplinary manner to mitigate the environmental damages that the Earth is suffering. In this paper we report an action-research and innovation study aimed at sensitizing students with respect to the care and preservation of the environment through the writing of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conservation (Environment), Student Motivation, Knowledge Level
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Dadashi, Mehdi – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
The study presented here is an attempt to examine the role of indirect feedback in promoting junior high school students' spelling accuracy in English. It compares the effect of direct feedback with indirect feedback on students' written work dictated by their teacher from their textbooks. Two classes were selected from the Zanjanrood District in…
Descriptors: Spelling, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Role
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