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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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Rubin, Joan – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Since Ecuador has determined that it wants to be fully bilingual in ten years, this paper describes the experience of a Fulbright Scholar at a university Language Center in Quito; one helping language teachers improve the language learning skills of their students. The theoretical framework for this work comes from Learner Self-Management (LSM) or…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Self Management, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism
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Ortega, Yecid – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article uses a classroom experience to exemplify ways in which students as social beings learn English as a foreign language in Colombia and how the teacher uses "trans[cultura]linguación". This is a process of making meaning during English-learning tasks while comparing specific linguistic variations as students learn about both…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ariza, Erica Ferrer; Poole, Paige M. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper presents one Colombian university English as a foreign language program's in-house teacher development program for curriculum renewal. This program is an innovative attempt to prepare teachers for implementing a new curriculum and, simultaneously, engages them in professional development activities. The program is a response to the lack…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Faculty Development
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Gómez González, Juan David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper describes an approach to developing intermediate level reading proficiency through a strategic and iterative use of a discreet set of tasks that combine some of the more common metacognitive theories and strategies that have been published in the past thirty years. The case for incorporating this composite approach into reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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Arancibia Aguilera, María Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
A rubric was developed to evaluate laboratory reports written by undergraduate students of astronomy and astrophysics from Universidad Católica de Chile. The process of elaboration, peer validation, and application of the rubric to the evaluation of written tasks extended from August 2011 to August 2012. The instrument proved to be effective as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Astronomy, Research Reports
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Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel; Ferreira Cabrera, Anita – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This paper aims at proposing a technique for students learning English as a foreign language when they collaboratively write an argumentative essay in a wiki environment. A wiki environment and collaborative work play an important role within the academic writing task. Nevertheless, an appropriate and systematic work assignment is required in…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Essays, English (Second Language), Computer Uses in Education
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Banegas, Darío Luis; Velázquez, Aurelia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In this paper we reflect on the extent to which the learner-centred curriculum in English language teaching includes teachers and learners. We briefly describe the top-down nature of curriculum development in Argentina, then describe and discuss personal and collaborative explorations based on our identities as teachers of English in secondary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Espitia Cruz, Martha Isabel; Kwinta, Anna – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
Recent technological development has created new pedagogical practices in the EFL classroom to maximize the time for students to use the language by considering online tools. Whilst working in a pedagogical context with new technologies, some educators were concerned with how online interaction in EFL content-based classes could be effectively…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gómez, Juan D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This essay relates observations to the reasons that advanced students of English as a foreign language in Colombia struggle with English composition. It identifies some cultural, academic, and disciplinary influences that may obfuscate their assimilation of the conventions of written English. It concludes by proposing that the teaching of context…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Rodríguez-Bonces, Mónica; Rodríguez-Bonces, Jeisson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This paper provides an overview of Task-Based Language Learning (TBL) and its use in the teaching and learning of foreign languages. It begins by defining the concept of TBL, followed by a presentation of its framework and implications, and finally, a lesson plan based on TBL. The article presents an additional stage to be considered when planning…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Escobar Alméciga, Wilder Yesid; Gómez Lobatón, July Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article is the result of a theoretical investigation and a reflection guided by a revision of literature and a set of interviews conducted of two members of the Nasa community: Adonias and Sindy Perdomo, father and daughter who belong to a Nasa sub-community located in Tierradentro, Cauca, southwestern Colombia. The article addresses three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, American Indians, Self Concept
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Vargas Torres, Margarita Rosa – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article states that in order to exercise citizenship with responsibility, language teachers need to popularize a discourse for criticism in which students and teachers transcend tacit knowledge and common sense due to meta-cognition and argumentation and reach systematic knowledge and procedures posed by experts in the different disciplines.…
Descriptors: Criticism, Metacognition, Persuasive Discourse, Mass Media Effects