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Garzón, Edgar Augusto Aguirre – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper describes a case study research project carried out in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, with four unlicensed teachers of English as a foreign language. Although the institutional guidelines in the school suggest that teachers should collectively propose changes to shape pedagogical realities, there is evidence of little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Gualdron, Evelyn; Castillo, Edna – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports the findings of a qualitative study based on a long-term application of a theater content-based methodology for L2 learning, supported by professionals in theater and in foreign languages, in "The e Theater": an English as a foreign language theater interdisciplinary group at Universidad Nacional de Colombia that has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Rojas Serrano, Javier – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
In a Colombian private English institution, a qualitative evaluation system has been incorporated. This type of evaluation poses challenges to students who have never been evaluated through a system that eliminates exams or quizzes and, as a consequence, these students have to start making sense of it. This study explores the way students face the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Qualitative Research, Evaluation Methods, Student Experience
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Basallo Gómez, Juan Sebastián – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper is about the impact of systematic reading selection used to promote English as foreign language learning in adult students. A qualitative action research methodology was used to carry out this project. Ten class sessions were designed to provide students an opportunity to select texts according to criteria based upon their language…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research
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Romaña Correa, Yeferson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article presents the results of a research project on the teaching and learning of English through the use of Skype™ conference calls. The research was carried out with a group of 12 English as a foreign language adult learners in the language institute of Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teleconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
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Fajardo Mora, Néstor Ricardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article reports on an interpretive qualitative study conducted at a public university in Bogotá with 26 pre-service social studies teachers. It is focused on unveiling which ideologies are discovered when they construct the meaning of texts through text-based tasks in an English as a foreign language class. The data were collected by using…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Ideology, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Castañeda Usaquén, Mireya Esther – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article reports on a qualitative and interpretative case study conducted at a high school located in the southeast of Bogotá. The case is comprised of a group of fifty-one eighth graders who had had little contact with English. It aimed at exploring how these adolescents made sense of the culture-based materials implemented in the English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Video Equipment, Foreign Countries
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Gómez, Luis Fernando R. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article describes an action research experience carried out in an advanced English as a foreign language classroom of the language program at a university in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2010. The study proposes the inclusion of authentic literary texts in the English as a foreign language classroom through the implementation of four constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
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León Chica, César Julio; D'Costa Martínez, Catalina; Franco Jácome, Gisela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article aims at identifying the kind of American and British literature tests that can be designed to allow students who enter a bilingual education program at a private university in Colombia to have their previous knowledge in these two subjects accredited through a proficiency test. Students' needs, opinions, beliefs, existing commercial…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Test Construction, Student Attitudes