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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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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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Gómez Jiménez, María Catalina; Gutiérrez, Claudia Patricia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper describes the process English as a foreign language university students and their teacher underwent when engaging in critical literacy practices. Interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, students' artifacts, and the teacher's journal were used to collect data in this study. Findings suggest that when students engage in critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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Lucero, Edgar; Roncancio-Castellanos, Katherin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article discusses English language pre-service teachers' pedagogical practicum experiences. We compiled, from their teacher journals and group talks, the lived teaching experiences of a group of 34 pre-service teachers who were majoring in English language education at a private university in Bogota, Colombia. The analysis of their stories…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Private Colleges
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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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Quintero Polo, Álvaro Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this article the author reports on a study of some English language student-teachers' trans-formations of knowledge about language education. The question that guided the study was: How are English language student-teachers' formative pedagogical and research experiences portrayed in a transformative and critical outlook for initial teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers
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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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Gómez Palacio, Claudia; Gómez Vargas, Deisa Enid; Pulgarín Taborda, Hadaluz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article reports the results of a study in which coaching was used as a professional development strategy with five foreign language adjunct instructors at a public university in Colombia. A questionnaire, coaching sessions, interviews, and both coaches and coachees' reports were the data collection sources. Results showed that adjunct…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), State Universities, Adjunct Faculty
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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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Benavides Jimenez, Fabián; Mora Acosta, Yenny Lisbeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article provides an overview of the ideas that two groups of bilingual teachers from different contexts, one indigenous and the other Western, have about the concepts of education, bilingualism, and interculturality. Their opinions were gathered through focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and videos, and reviewed under light of what the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Bilingual Teachers, American Indians, Western Civilization
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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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Saavedra Jeldres, Pamela Andrea; Campos Espinoza, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Although keeping writing portfolios has proved to be a successful strategy in developing writing skills in English as a foreign language, few studies have focused on pre-service teachers at the pre-intermediate level. This study aims to describe pre-service teachers' perceptions towards portfolio keeping. The sample consisted of 51 first-year…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Farías, Miguel; Véliz, Leonardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Drawing on 10 pedagogical standards issued by the Chilean Ministry of Education, three dealing with multimodality, we, in this research, examined English language pre-service teachers' and educators' approaches to the use of multimodal texts. Data were gathered through two online surveys that explored the use of multimodal texts by teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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