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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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Giraldo, Frank – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Recently, the applied linguistics field has examined the knowledge, skills, and principles needed for assessment, defined as language assessment literacy. Two major issues in language assessment literacy have been addressed but not fully resolved--what exactly language assessment literacy is and how it differs among stakeholders (e.g., students…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Applied Linguistics
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Macías, Diego Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This review examines studies in the area of classroom management in foreign language education. It is organized into three large areas: The first area focuses on the distinctive characteristics of foreign language instruction that are more likely to impact classroom management in foreign language classes. The second area provides a description of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Calle Díaz, Luzkarime – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The reconfiguration of geographical and cultural boundaries has caused a growing concern among countries in regard to raising awareness of the importance of educating people to become "citizens of the world." The language classroom seems to be the ideal place to incorporate the teaching and learning of global citizenship education, given…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Cultural Awareness
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Rodríguez-Bonces, Monica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This article presents the foundations to design a curriculum that integrates music and drama as strategies for the teaching of English as a foreign language. Besides promoting interdisciplinarity, this curriculum seeks to improve the language level of those children attending continuing educational programs at any higher education institution. The…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Sierra Piedrahita, Ana María – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
In this article, the author discusses the social justice language teacher education perspective and how it can help language teachers to develop a political view of their work and effect change inside and outside their particular school contexts. To do this, she briefly analyzes various professional development programs for teachers of English in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Gimenez, Telma; Ferreira, Aparecida de Jesus; Alves Basso, Rosângela Aparecida; Carvalho Cruvinel, Roberta – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
In the last decade Brazil has begun to tackle the educational challenges of a developing country with a young population. The scale of such a demand is a result of the social and cultural inequalities that have historically been existent. Recent official policies and programs have addressed this gap by promoting greater opportunities for teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bonilla Carvajal, Camilo Andrés; Tejada-Sánchez, Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Following the trend of much of the Western, non-English speaking world, Colombia has tirelessly strived for spreading English education in an effort to augment economic benefits. This paper aims at providing a critical account of foreign language education policy in Colombia, with special attention to English. It outlines the impact of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Restrepo Ramos, Falcon Dario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This literature review aims to analyze previous studies that address the incidental learning of vocabulary in second language acquisition. The articles included in this literature review look into the understanding of vocabulary learning through incidental means, the relationship of reading and incidental vocabulary learning, and the strategies…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Incidental Learning
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Rouse, Megan Elizabeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In United States schools, the rate of immigrant English language learners is rapidly rising, affecting the lives of both students and teachers. This article will discuss the best ways to facilitate the students' language learning in a school setting; the type of structure, goals, and standards that can be expected; as well as ways to change the…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Immigrants, Educational Environment
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Muñoz-Luna, Rosa – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
Content and language integrated learning has become a common practice in European higher education. In this paper, I aim to describe how this integrated teaching practice comes as a result of a paradigmatic and pedagogical evolution. For this purpose, the main linguistic paradigms will be revisited diachronically, followed by a revision of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Echeverri Sucerquia, Paula Andrea; Pérez Restrepo, Sebastián – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In this article we discuss our experiences in the process of understanding critical pedagogy within an English teachers' study group which was created for the purpose of learning how to teach language from a critical perspective. We particularly focus on the challenges of meaning making around critical pedagogy, as we realized that we were not all…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Faculty Development, Critical Theory
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Cruz Corzo, Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
With the rise of new tendencies and methodologies in the English as a foreign language field, formal grammar instruction has become unnecessary during the last few years. Institutions and educators have made serious decisions in order to promote a language production which is fluent and coherent. Thus, grammar instruction has been partially…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Valencia, Marlon – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
The present paper provides a critical analysis of Colombia's National Program of Bilingualism focusing on the ideologies behind it, how it facilitates the manufacturing of Colombian citizens' consent for foreign intervention through free trade agreements, and the progressive dismantling of public education. The program is analyzed with a critical…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism
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