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Daniel, Mayra C.; Burgin, Ximena D. – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
Using a reflective exercise designed for this study, Guatemalan educators explored their students' and their own cultural capital. The "cultural capsule exercise" served as a vehicle to bring delicate issues that are difficult to discuss, but that are essential to effective schooling, to reflective conversations. A total of 108 teachers…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Background
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Torres-Rincón, Juan Carlos; Cuesta-Medina, Liliana Marcela – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to determine the factors and conditions that intervene in the implementation of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in diverse Colombian educational contexts. This study was conducted at five private schools from different cities and towns in the country (Bogotá, Chía, Tenjo,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vez López, Enrique; Velázquez, Briseida Jiménez – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This paper examines the perception undergraduate students have, regarding the attributes they have developed in terms of transferable and communicative skills. The goal was to shed light on how undergraduate students, in the context of this research, perceive their graduate profile. This study was carried out at a university school of foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bachelors Degrees, English (Second Language), College Seniors
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Torres-Cepeda, Nancy María; Ramos-Holguín, Bertha – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This paper reports on the findings of a qualitative narrative study. Its aim was to analyze what student-teachers' narratives unveiled about the construction of their identity as language learners, and the connections made with being future in-service teachers. This study, which was carried out with undergraduate students from a public university…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Rodríguez-Tamayo, Ilba Yaneth; Tenjo-Macias, Lina Maria – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The role of cultural identity in bilingual programs has barely been discussed in regard to second language acquisition (SLA). This research study focuses on providing relevant information that would help in providing more information about the experiences that an elementary student has during the second language learning process in a bilingual…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology), Bilingualism, Immersion Programs
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Castañeda-Londoño, Adriana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
In the following literature review, I set out to show an analysis of the main developments regarding the study of in-service English teachers' (IELTs) knowledge. In the first part, I trace scholarly work regarding the topic at the national and international levels. I bring up both poststructuralist and decolonial perspectives to problematize the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Bonilla-Salazar, Edna Mercedes – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This is an exploratory case study implemented in a public school of Ibagué Colombia, that reports findings of a qualitative research. In this study tenth graders EFL students, explored into their local contexts, salient aspects of youth identity, that emerged from interaction with music in English. The study is framed on some basic principles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Gómez, Paola Andrea; Cortés-Jaramillo, Julio Andrés – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The following paper describes the outcomes and insights of the first stage of an action research study aimed to explore ways in which CBP [Community Based Pedagogy] and NC strengthen sense of community and provoke actions to benefit that community is a public school located in a rural area. This work emerged from a needs analysis study in which…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Course Descriptions, Needs Assessment, English (Second Language)
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Giraldo, Frank – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
Academic writing for scholars wanting to publish in English has gained considerable research attention in writing circles. This article reports the findings of a case study on the gains, challenges, and perceptions about writing in English that a group of scholars had while taking an academic writing course. Two questionnaires, an in-depth…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Writing for Publication, Scholarship, Writing (Composition)
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Posada-Ortíz, Julia; Garzón-Duarte, Eliana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This article contains a description of a research project carried out with a group of English Language Pre-service Teachers (ELPTs) of a state University in Bogotá, Colombia. The purpose of the study was to portray the experiences, feelings and insights the ELPTs went through as English language learners. Autobiographies was the instrument to…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sevilla-Morales, Henry; Gamboa-Mena, Roy – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This study examines future teachers' theoretical reflections on Critical Incidents and how these link to Costa Rica's English teaching system. Participants included 30 senior college students from an English teaching program. Using narrative research techniques, the authors have concluded that: (1) spaces for reflection must be created in EFL so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Incidents Method, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nuñez-Pardo, Astrid – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This review article addresses tensions, critiques and trends that are still latent in mainstream research on English textbooks that have looked at their intercultural aspects, which need to be explored from the perspective of critical interculturality to resist the instrumental, regulatory, homogenizing and commercial nature of textbooks developed…
Descriptors: Textbooks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mora-González, Carlos Andrés; Anderson, Carl Edlund; Cuesta-Medina, Liliana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study had the objective of analyzing the influence of graphic organizers on the development of written argumentative tasks in a group of sixth-grade Colombian L2 English learners. Learners are increasingly required to analyze information presented in languages other than their first critically to form reasoned opinions and solve…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Persuasive Discourse, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Silva-González, Heidy Erika; Sanabria-Chavarro, Leidy – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper presents a study that looked into the structuring of tasks that may foster oral fluency in an intensive eight-week course with 25 young adult and adult learners of English as a foreign language in a format of tutoring sessions for conversation. The action research involved two teachers and a research advisor, coauthors of this paper.…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Omoera, Osakue Stevenson; Aiwuyo, Oluranti Mary; Edemode, John; Anyanwu, Bibian – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article examined the impact of social media on the writing abilities of Nigerian youths in English, which is the language of mass communication in Nigeria. Deploying cultivation theory of the media, this study used quantitative and qualitative methods to unpack the Nigerian youths' opinions on the impact of the use of social media on their…
Descriptors: Social Media, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, English (Second Language)
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