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San Martín, María Gimena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study seeks to examine how a supervisor scaffolds the student-teachers' learning-to-teach process in the context of one-to-one tutoring sessions in an English as a foreign language teacher education programme in Argentina. The findings indicate that scaffolding implies two main phases: a diagnostic and an intervention phase. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Mosquera, Óscar Andrés; Cárdenas, Melba Libia; Nieto, Maria Claudia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports on a descriptive study carried out in articles published in the "Profile: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development" journal that deal with inclusive education in English language teaching in Colombia. The study embraced documentary research and critical discourse analysis which helped us identify trends in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Peláez, Oscar; Usma, Jaime – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
Drawing on the concept of policy appropriation, this study investigates how different education stakeholders in a rural region of Colombia perceive foreign language education policies, and how these perceptions shape the way they recreate these reforms at the ground level. Contributing to the field of language policy analysis in Colombia and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Case Studies, Educational Change
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Córdoba Zúñiga, Eulices – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article reports the findings of a qualitative research study conducted with six first semester students of an English as a foreign language program in a public university in Colombia. The aim of the study was to implement task-based language teaching as a way to integrate language skills and help learners to improve their communicative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Cruz Rondón, Elio Jesús; Velasco Vera, Leidy Fernanda – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Learning a foreign language may be a challenge for most people due to differences in the form and structure between one's mother tongue and a new one. However, there are some tools that facilitate the teaching and learning of a foreign language, for instance, new applications for digital devices, video blogs, educational platforms, and teaching…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gómez Burgos, Eric – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The present article investigates the use of first year university students' formulaic sequences in written and oral texts in an English as a foreign language context. The corpus of the study consists of eight descriptive texts--four written and four oral--which were composed of four students of English Pedagogy at a university in Santiago, Chile.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Viafara González, John Jairo; Ariza Ariza, J. Aleida – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
Colombian English as a foreign language student teachers' opportunities to grow as educators through international sojourns do not usually subsume the traditional study and residence abroad goal. This was the case for our participants who engaged mainly in working abroad with study being ancillary. Fifty student teachers from two public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena; Meadows, Bryan – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This study analyzes the online, peer-peer dialogue between two groups of nonnative English-speaking teachers who are attending graduate programs in Colombia and the United States. Framed by the theoretical concepts of critical pedagogy and global professional identity, a qualitative analysis of the data shows that their expert vs. novice roles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Case Studies, Experienced Teachers
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Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Dehvari, Najibeh – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
English, particularly regarding a foreign language teachers' professional development, has been studied in depth. However, it is not known how Iranian English as a foreign language teachers perceive continuing professional development. This study explored the perceptions of Iranian English as a foreign language teachers of continuing professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mora, Alberto; Trejo, Paulina; Roux, Ruth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article analyzes the professional development of two English language teachers in a Mexican language center. In particular, it explores the interplay between professional development, identity and agency, and the part played by English language teaching certificates in all of these. Drawing on a case study methodology, which included the use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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García Montes, Paula Andrea; Sagre Barboza, Ana María; Lacharme Olascoaga, Alba Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article presents a case study research with aims to find out which activities, methodological and textual aspects used in a reading strategies course were causing a group of students difficulties when analyzing critically written information. We conducted the study at Universidad de Córdoba (Colombia) with seventh semester students from the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Research, Written Language, Language Tests
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Tlazalo Tejeda, Ana Cristina; Basurto Santos, Nora M. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
The aim of this article is to inform on research intended to find out how pronunciation instruction of English as a foreign language was handled in the language classroom with elementary students and also understand if pronunciation instruction had an impact on students' confidence when using it. In order to do this, a qualitative case study was…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Correa Pérez, Roxanna; Martínez Fuentealba, Mariela; Molina De La Barra, María; Silva Rojas, Jessica; Torres Cisternas, Mirta – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
The aim of this article is to examine the impact of feedback on content and organization in writing tasks developed by learners of English as a foreign language. The type of study is qualitative and the research design is a case study. One study involved three students and a female teacher, and the second consisted of three students and a male…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), High School Students, Writing (Composition)
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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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