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Serna-Gutiérrez, José Irineo Omar; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study is an exploration of the life-changing decisions and changes which the participants underwent, and which led them to pursue an education in English language teaching (or languages). The foremost objective of this study was to highlight the critical incidents from the past, present, and teaching practice of transnational students in a BA…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Critical Incidents Method, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Gómez-Vásquez, Leidy Yisel; Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports the results of a study whose purpose was to trace the configuration of professional subjectivities by analyzing the narratives of four Colombian non-native English speaking teachers in the framework of language policies. In this qualitative-narrative study we used written narratives and narrative interviews as instruments to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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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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Castillo Losada, César Augusto; Insuasty, Edgar Alirio; Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This article reports on a study carried out in a foreign language school at a Colombian public university. Its main purpose was to analyze the extent to which the use of authentic materials and tasks contributes to the enhancement of the communicative competence on an A2 level English course. A mixed study composed of a quasi-experimental and a…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Torres-Rocha, Julio César – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This is a study on high school English as a foreign language Colombian teacher identity. Using an interpretive research approach, I explored the influence of the National Bilingual Programme on the reconstruction of teacher identity. This study focuses on how teachers feel about language requirements associated with a language policy. Three…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mugford, Gerrard – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
I examine whether teaching formulaic language raises English as a foreign language learners' awareness of pragmatic resources when expressing requests. To carry out this research I adopt a qualitative self-reflective approach which encourages students to use formulaic language when making requests. By responding to discourse completion tasks,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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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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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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Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Genc, Zeynep – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the recent trends in foreign language learning through mobile learning. The study was conducted employing document analysis and related content analysis among the qualitative research methodology. Through the search conducted on Scopus database with the key words "mobile learning and foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Valencia Robles, Jeannette de Fátima – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The requirement of holding a diploma which certifies proficiency level in a foreign language is constantly increasing in academic and working environments. Computer-based testing has become a prevailing tendency for these and other educational purposes. Each year large numbers of students take online language tests everywhere in the world. In…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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