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Corrales, Kathleen Anne; Paba Rey, Lourdes A.; Santiago Escamilla, Nazira – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Internationalization of higher education aims to develop foreign language and intercultural and international competences (IIC). To achieve this, universities worldwide have implemented strategies such as teaching content subjects in English, also known as English mediated instruction (EMI). However, there is scant research on the positive and…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Medina, Sergio Alonso Lopera – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This article analyzes the various types of information that alternative assessment and traditional assessment practices provided in an English foreign language (FL) reading course for graduate students at a public university in Medellín, Colombia. This study followed the principles of qualitative research, and a case study was used as a research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language)
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Insuasty, Edgar Alirio – HOW, 2015
This research report is an account of a study carried out at the Foreign Language Institute of a Colombian public university. Its main purposes were to analyze the teaching practices the participating teachers used in their English lessons, and to assess the effects of these practices on the development of students' communicative competence. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)