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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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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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Rojas-Barreto, Lisseth S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The promotion of Intercultural Competence (IC) in English Teaching has been an area of extensive study and advocacy at a global level; however, in the Colombian context, this initiative is in its first stages. This article reports results from a first phase of a mixed research study carried out within the framework of the Doctorate in Education at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Valencia, Heriberto González – English Language Teaching, 2019
This article shows how the integration of native language in EFL classes affect positively the teaching and learning processes of English as a foreign language. The methodology shows a quantitative approach performing different processes and techniques adapted to the requirements of the investigation, data is the result of tests done to two groups…
Descriptors: Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dimas, Héctor Manuel Serna – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study intends the validation of an instructional design on intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in the beginning levels of German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and English in the Modern Languages program at EAN University in Colombia. The design constituents: language integration, oral production, fieldwork activities, and a…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Introductory Courses
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Valencia-Arias, Alejandro; Chalela-Naffah, Salim; Bermúdez-Hernández, Jonathan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The incorporation of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning processes has created new challenges for administrative and academic processes in educational institutions. This paper proposes an E-Learning Tools Acceptance Model (eLTAM) with the purpose of examining the level of acceptance and critical factors of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Developing Nations, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Caicedo Muñoz, Mabel Catalina; Trujillo Bohórquez, Iván Camilo – HOW, 2019
This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there is an important…
Descriptors: Radio, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Peñaloza, Anna Carolina; Vásquez Guarnizo, Jhonatan – HOW, 2019
The following pedagogical proposal seeks to understand what types of reflections Modern Languages students reveal about educational issues when analyzing artwork within their context. We worked with twelve Modern Languages students in their fifth and sixth semester at a public university in Colombia. The students began by analyzing four murals…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes