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Pascual, Daniel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Current communication is increasingly computer-mediated, dynamic, dialogic, and global, so students should master new information, communication technologies, and digital genres, as well as acknowledge the global role of the English language. Thus, this paper aims to offer a teaching proposal, to be ideally implemented in the secondary education…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Travel
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Guzmán Gámez, Derly Yuleith; Moreno Cuellar, Johana Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper reports on an action research study aimed at implementing "Plotagon" to enhance English writing skill. The study involved 18 students from 10th grade of a public secondary school in Colombia. The findings showed that the use of "Plotagon" promoted students' motivation to write through an interactive and attractive…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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de Lima Bastos, Pedro Augusto; Pessoa, Rosane Rocha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this qualitative study, we intend to discuss how adolescent students in a Brazilian public school classroom define their body image and personalize the themes "beauty standards" and "fatness." Grounded on a critical approach to language teaching, these two social themes were problematized in eight lessons of "Ensino…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Human Body
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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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Ortiz Neira, Ramón Antonio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This study adopted a mixed method approach with an action research design. The aim was to determine the impact of information gap activities on young English as a foreign language learners' oral fluency. Information gap activities were based on the communicative approach as well as on task-based learning. Twenty-three eighth graders participated…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Games, 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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Tatar, Sibel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper presents a study on the employment criteria used by school administrators and their views on the strengths and weaknesses of local teachers and expatriate teachers. This study aimed to provide a perspective on the issue from an English as a foreign language context. Questionnaires collected from administrators of 94 private primary and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Language Teachers
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Oss, Débora Izé Balsemão – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Teacher education programs have evolved mostly from the scholarly world's perspective, which can eventually impact the work that practitioners face on an everyday basis, particularly in regard to dealing with their students. This article of reflection addresses aspects related to a Brazilian teacher's personal practical knowledge and the role of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tolosa, Constanza; Ordóñez, Claudia Lucía; Guevara, Diana Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
We present findings of a project that investigated the potential of an online tandem program to enhance the foreign language learning of two groups of school-aged beginner learners, one learning English in Colombia and the other learning Spanish in New Zealand. We assessed the impact of the project on students' learning with a free writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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García-Sánchez, Soraya; Santos-Espino, Jose Miguel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This work focuses on technological and educational outcomes that resulted from the production of foreign language educational videos by 90 pre-service instructors enrolled in an official Master's Degree in Secondary Education programme. This teaching practice, conducted during two consecutive years, was set in a ubiquitous learning environment…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Video Technology, Masters Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Torres-Rocha, Julio César – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This is a study on high school English as a foreign language Colombian teacher identity. Using an interpretive research approach, I explored the influence of the National Bilingual Programme on the reconstruction of teacher identity. This study focuses on how teachers feel about language requirements associated with a language policy. Three…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Sucuoglu, Esen – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of English language teachers teaching at a preparatory school in relation to their knowing and applying contemporary language teaching techniques in their lessons. An investigation was conducted of 21 English language teachers at a preparatory school in North Cyprus. The SPSS statistical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gunduz, Nuket; Ozcan, Deniz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aims to examine students' perception on using the Moodle system in secondary school in English as a foreign language lessons. A mixed method approach was used in this study with qualitative and quantitative research models. The study group consisted of 333 students and 12 English language teachers. The quantitative data were collected…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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