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Herencia Grillo, Amalia; Hernández de la Torre, Elena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper investigates an aspect of study abroad programs that has rarely been studied before: the training needs of local education professionals in Spain. Through a mixed-method, using a questionnaire completed by 103 participants, and interviews with 15 of them, we focus on their previous formal specific training and their perspective on the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Study Abroad, Educational Needs, Teacher Attitudes
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Gómez Jiménez, María Catalina; Gutiérrez, Claudia Patricia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper describes the process English as a foreign language university students and their teacher underwent when engaging in critical literacy practices. Interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, students' artifacts, and the teacher's journal were used to collect data in this study. Findings suggest that when students engage in critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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Benavides Jimenez, Fabián; Mora Acosta, Yenny Lisbeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article provides an overview of the ideas that two groups of bilingual teachers from different contexts, one indigenous and the other Western, have about the concepts of education, bilingualism, and interculturality. Their opinions were gathered through focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and videos, and reviewed under light of what the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Bilingual Teachers, American Indians, Western Civilization
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Farías, Miguel; Véliz, Leonardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Drawing on 10 pedagogical standards issued by the Chilean Ministry of Education, three dealing with multimodality, we, in this research, examined English language pre-service teachers' and educators' approaches to the use of multimodal texts. Data were gathered through two online surveys that explored the use of multimodal texts by teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Burns, Anne; Westmacott, Anne – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
One of the current challenges facing many universities is how to support teachers in becoming researchers. This article discusses the experiences at a small private Chilean university of a new action research programme that was developed as a vehicle for helping teachers to become involved in research and write a research publication for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Reyes-Cruz, Maria del Rosario; Murrieta-Loyo, Griselda; Perales-Escudero, Moisés Damián – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper examines the research self-efficacy beliefs, research motivation, and perceptions of research importance and research obstacles of 100 professors and lecturers of foreign languages at three Mexican universities. Survey results show that faculty hold moderate to high research self-efficacy beliefs, are highly motivated to conduct…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Velázquez, Virna; Garcia-Ponce, Edgar Emmanuell – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
The present article reports on a study that set out to investigate the effectiveness of strategies and decisions formulated in foreign language planning to ensure learners' language achievement in a higher education context which trains learners to become English or French teachers or translators. By drawing on data collected from simulated…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Translation, Teacher Education Programs
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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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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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Salinas Vacca, Yakelin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This paper reports on an exploratory, descriptive, and interpretive study in which the roles of discussion boards, the students, the teacher, and the monitors were explored as they constructed a collaborative class project in a virtual environment. This research was conducted in the virtual program of a Colombian public university. Data were…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Student Role
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
It is often argued that classroom diaries are subjective. This article explores the diary insights of a foreign language reading teacher. The inquiry was based on the following research question: What do the diary insights really evidence about the teaching practices of a foreign language reading teacher? As a research method, a case study was…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Macías, Diego Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This project set out to investigate the extent to which the sources of English as a foreign language teachers' pedagogical knowledge are acknowledged and addressed in a teacher education program in a public university in Colombia. It involved the participation of teacher educators and novice teachers as well as the analysis of documents. This…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Knowledge Level, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Díaz Larenas, Claudio; Alarcón Hernández, Paola; Vásquez Neira, Andrea; Pradel Suárez, Boris; Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
Beliefs continue to be an important source to get to know teachers' thinking processes and pedagogical decisions. Research in teachers' beliefs has traditionally come from English-speaking contexts; however, a great deal of scientific work has been written lately in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. This study elicits 30 Chilean university…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Research, Beliefs, Foreign Countries
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