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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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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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Ochoa Alpala, Carol Anne; Ortíz García, William Ricardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This research paper reports on the development of oral presentation skills in a 3D virtual world called "Moviestorm" machinima, in contrast with real-life videos. In this way, the implementation of both types of videos sought to promote the improvement of oral communication skills, specifically oral presentations in a foreign language,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Private Colleges, English for Special Purposes
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De la Barra, Erika; Veloso, Sylvia; Maluenda, Lorena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article examines the intervention, through the design and pedagogical implementation of two rubrics based on theory from the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach, to assess the oral competences in English of a group of sophomores in a content subject. The data collection and subsequent analysis included both quantitative…
Descriptors: Intervention, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three different language centers, in three different cities in Colombia. Participants were asked to record themselves answering…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Benchmarking, Grammar
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Córdoba Zúñiga, Eulices; Rangel Gutiérrez, Emerson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports a study on the implementation of meaningful oral tasks to promote listening fluency in ten pre-intermediate English as a foreign language learners in the English language teaching program at a Colombian public university. The tasks were implemented to overcome the weaknesses these students had to understand oral messages from…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Arévalo Balboa, Fabiola; Briesmaster, Mark – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports on the results of an action research study that aimed to determine the effect of a thinking routine in the development of coherence in speaking interactions. The study was carried out with two groups of second year business students in an English as a foreign language program at a university in southern Chile. A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Guapacha Chamorro, Maria Eugenia; Benavidez Paz, Luis Humberto – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper reports an action-research study on language learning strategies in tertiary education at a Colombian university. The study aimed at improving the English language performance and language learning strategies use of 33 first-year pre-service language teachers by combining elements from two models: the cognitive academic language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Vocabulary Development
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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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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian; García-Laborda, Jesús – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study examines test-takers' views on a computer-delivered speaking test in order to investigate the aspects they consider most relevant in technology-based oral assessment, and to explore the main advantages and disadvantages computer-based tests may offer as compared to face-to-face speaking tests. A small-scale open questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Villarreal Suarez, Jessica; Muñoz Taborda, Jully Vanessa; Perdomo Santacruz, Jorge Mario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
The main objective of this study was to identify 6th to 11th grade students' beliefs about their English class in a public institution in Armenia, Colombia. By means of interviews, drawings, and focus groups with 30 students, four beliefs were established. It was found that students' beliefs are attached to the experiences they have lived in their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Herazo Rivera, Jose David; Sagre Barboza, Anamaría – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Sociocultural theory argues that an individual's mental, social, and material activity is mediated by cultural tools. One such tool is the language or discourse teachers use during whole class interaction in the second language classroom. The purpose of this study was to examine how a Colombian second language teacher mediated her ninth-grade…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Influences, Language Usage, Classroom Communication
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