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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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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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Lander, Roderick – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article presents partial results of research exploring links between language teacher identity and queer identity in English language teachers working in Colombia. Three gay male teachers participated in a narrative research project framed within a poststructural perspective on identity. I conducted and recorded semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second 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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Cruz Arcila, Ferney – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Stemming from a study of what it is like to teach English in rural Colombia considering both English language teaching policy and social challenges of these contexts, this paper explores different locally grounded English language teaching practices. Through the analysis of teachers' narratives and field observations, four examples of such…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Creative Teaching
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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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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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Lengeling, M. Martha; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Barrios Gasca, Blanca Lucía – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aimed at exploring the processes of teacher socialization and identity formation of nine English as a foreign language teachers at public schools in central Mexico. These teachers began their careers in the National English Program in Basic Education. Qualitative research and narrative inquiry were used as a basis for this research. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, English (Second Language), Public Schools
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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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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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Tolosa, Constanza; Ordóñez, Claudia Lucía; Guevara, Diana Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
We present findings of a project that investigated the potential of an online tandem program to enhance the foreign language learning of two groups of school-aged beginner learners, one learning English in Colombia and the other learning Spanish in New Zealand. We assessed the impact of the project on students' learning with a free writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Suárez Flórez, Sergio Andrés; Basto Basto, Edwin Arley – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aims at identifying pre-service teachers' beliefs about teaching English as a foreign language and tracking their potential changes throughout the teaching practicum. Participants were two pre-service teachers in their fifth year of their Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages program in a public university in Colombia. Data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Contreras León, Janeth Juliana; Chapetón Castro, Claudia Marcela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study investigates the impact of implementing collaborative learning from a social and dialogical perspective on seventh graders' interaction in an English as a foreign language classroom at a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. Thirty students participated in this action research where field notes, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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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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Ruiz-Esparza Barajas, Elizabeth; Medrano Vela, Cecilia Araceli; Zepeda Huerta, Jesús Helbert Karim – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This study reports on the first stage of a larger joint research project undertaken by five universities in Mexico to explore university teachers' thinking about out-of-class teamwork. Data from interviews were analyzed using open and axial coding. Although results suggest a positive perception towards teamwork, the study unveiled important…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teamwork, Coding
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