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Pineda Hoyos, Jorge Eduardo; Tamayo Cano, Luis Hernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper reports the experience of implementing a teacher's professional development strategy that sought to foster e-moderator competencies among language faculty at a Colombian public university. The study aimed at finding the extent to which participants understood the concepts of e-moderation and e-tivities. We analyzed the participants'…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Online Courses, Task Analysis
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Castro Garcés, Angela Yicely; Martínez Granada, Liliana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Teachers' professional development is a key factor to have more reflective educators capable of working on teams to find solutions to problems that arise in their classrooms. The objective of this study is to analyze the impact that the collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of classroom projects, developed through collaborative…
Descriptors: Role, Action Research, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Chaves, Orlando; Guapacha, Maria Eugenia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article reports a mixed-method research project aimed at improving the practices of public sector English teachers in Cali (Colombia) through a professional development program. At the diagnostic stage surveys, documentary analysis, and a focus group yielded the teachers' profile and professional needs. The action phase measured the program's…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crawford, Troy; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Lengeling, M. Martha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper explores the different factors that appear to affect the on-going construction of second language authorial identity in a professional academic environment in Mexico. Through narrative research methodology from a qualitative paradigm, the everyday struggles of two university professors to maintain their professional status in second…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Authors, Second Language Learning, Self Concept
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Abad, José Vicente; Alzate, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article presents the results of an inter-institutional research study that assessed the impact of strategies instruction on students' preparation for and performance in oral exams. Two teacher-researchers at different universities trained 26 students in their respective B1-English-level courses in using language learning strategies. The study…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Bonilla Carvajal, Camilo Andrés; Tejada-Sánchez, Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Following the trend of much of the Western, non-English speaking world, Colombia has tirelessly strived for spreading English education in an effort to augment economic benefits. This paper aims at providing a critical account of foreign language education policy in Colombia, with special attention to English. It outlines the impact of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Morales Cortés, Yimer Andrés – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article reports a research developed at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia with a group of pre-service teachers that was immersed in an English teaching practicum. The main purpose of this inquiry was to find out the role that practicum exerted on novice teachers' attitudes towards teaching. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), English (Second Language)
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Martínez Lirola, María – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Cooperative learning allows students acquisition of competences that are essential for the labour market such as leadership, critical thinking, communication, and so on. For this reason, different cooperative activities were designed in a language subject in English Studies so that students could work in groups and acquire those competences. This…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Emotional Development, College Students, Competence
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Alvira, Roberto – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This article, based on an action research study performed at a Colombian middle-sized private university, proposes specific strategies to provide feedback to English as a foreign language learners and uses a Web 2.0 tool called "screencasting." The findings of the study suggest that the use of coded, written, and oral feedback is widely…
Descriptors: Action Research, Oral Language, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Ubaque Casallas, Diego Fernando; Pinilla Castellanos, Freddy Samir – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper presents an exploratory action research study carried out by two English as a foreign language teachers in a private, non-profit institution in Bogota, Colombia, with a group of 12 learners in a B1 English course. These students faced difficulties elaborating on their ideas when discussing issues in class. The study placed emphasis on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Action Research
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Restrepo Ramos, Falcon Dario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This literature review aims to analyze previous studies that address the incidental learning of vocabulary in second language acquisition. The articles included in this literature review look into the understanding of vocabulary learning through incidental means, the relationship of reading and incidental vocabulary learning, and the strategies…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Incidental Learning
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Sarasa, María Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This paper summarizes a narrative inquiry carried out with forty volunteer undergraduate participants attending the course Overall Communication, in the English Teacher Education Program in the School of Humanities of the "Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata," Argentina. It addresses their family/academic identities and personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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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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