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Samperio, Nahum – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This study tries to identify the possible differences in the types of strategies and their frequency of use in low and high achievers of English in a language centre in a university in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Data were collected using a mixed-methods research methodology. The sample consists of 27 students with a high score and 30 with a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Gómez Argüelles, Lizbeth; Hernández Méndez, Edith; Perales Escudero, Moisés D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper reports a qualitative case study of college-level English as a foreign language teachers' attitudes towards oral corrective feedback. Our goal is to characterize such attitudes considering a model which integrates cognitive, affective and conative components as well as different aspects of oral corrective feedback. Six English…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Despagne, Colette – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In Mexican higher education, the spread of English has become a tool in the internationalization process of universities. However, language has been sidelined in the discourses of globalization and internationalization. Hence, this ethnographic case study aims to look at the spread of English in Mexican higher education through two private…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Serna-Gutiérrez, José Irineo Omar; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study is an exploration of the life-changing decisions and changes which the participants underwent, and which led them to pursue an education in English language teaching (or languages). The foremost objective of this study was to highlight the critical incidents from the past, present, and teaching practice of transnational students in a BA…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Critical Incidents Method, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Lengeling, M. Martha; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Barrios Gasca, Blanca Lucía – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aimed at exploring the processes of teacher socialization and identity formation of nine English as a foreign language teachers at public schools in central Mexico. These teachers began their careers in the National English Program in Basic Education. Qualitative research and narrative inquiry were used as a basis for this research. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, English (Second Language), Public Schools
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Herrera Díaz, Luz Edith; González Miy, Darlene – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
Over the last decade, the community of inquiry framework has proved successful for online learning experiences in diverse disciplines, although studies in the teaching of English as a foreign language arena are still scarce. In this vein, this article reports a preliminary study about the development of the oral skill in a Basic English online…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mugford, Gerrard – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
I examine whether teaching formulaic language raises English as a foreign language learners' awareness of pragmatic resources when expressing requests. To carry out this research I adopt a qualitative self-reflective approach which encourages students to use formulaic language when making requests. By responding to discourse completion tasks,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Méndez López, Mariza G.; Bautista Tun, Moisés – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The study aims to understand what factors may motivate and demotivate students with low emotional intelligence to participate in speaking activities during English class. Participants wrote an emotions journal to identify factors affecting student participation and were then interviewed at the end of the study period in order to elaborate on their…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Gender Differences, Teaching Methods
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Ruiz-Esparza Barajas, Elizabeth; Medrano Vela, Cecilia Araceli; Zepeda Huerta, Jesús Helbert Karim – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This study reports on the first stage of a larger joint research project undertaken by five universities in Mexico to explore university teachers' thinking about out-of-class teamwork. Data from interviews were analyzed using open and axial coding. Although results suggest a positive perception towards teamwork, the study unveiled important…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teamwork, Coding
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Crawford, Troy; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Lengeling, M. Martha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper explores the different factors that appear to affect the on-going construction of second language authorial identity in a professional academic environment in Mexico. Through narrative research methodology from a qualitative paradigm, the everyday struggles of two university professors to maintain their professional status in second…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Authors, Second Language Learning, Self Concept
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Lara Herrera, Romero – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article focuses on Mexican students' perceptions of learning the history of Mexico in English through content-based instruction, which is one of many types of bilingual pedagogical approaches that are now considered established approaches in Mexico and around the globe. A phenomenological approach was chosen in order to understand and examine…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Language of Instruction
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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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