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Elizondo-Garcia, Josemaria; Schunn, Christian; Gallardo, Katherina – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Peer feedback has become a common practice in MOOCs for its capacity to scale formative assessment and feedback on higher-order abilities. Though many practices for improving peer assessment have been examined, there is a lack of knowledge of how instructional design and platform features affect the quality of peer assessment and the relative…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Feedback (Response), Instructional Design, Peer Evaluation
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Gómez Palacio, Claudia; Gómez Vargas, Deisa Enid; Pulgarín Taborda, Hadaluz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article reports the results of a study in which coaching was used as a professional development strategy with five foreign language adjunct instructors at a public university in Colombia. A questionnaire, coaching sessions, interviews, and both coaches and coachees' reports were the data collection sources. Results showed that adjunct…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), State Universities, Adjunct Faculty
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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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Ramírez, Enrique – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2019
Study-abroad programs represent one of the initiatives implemented by universities to internationalize curricula and prepare students to perform in a globalized society. The purpose of this research was to evaluate how intercultural interactions influence the development of intercultural competence. Results from a sample of 158 students indicate…
Descriptors: International Trade, International Education, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad
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Olaya, Marian Lissett – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article focuses on how the incorporation of autonomy into university students' learning process improves their English language performance. The participants of this study were 25 students of engineering programs in a public university. Data collection was done through observation, a survey, and a group interview. Two categories that emerged…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ochoa Alpala, Carol Anne; Ortíz García, William Ricardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This research paper reports on the development of oral presentation skills in a 3D virtual world called "Moviestorm" machinima, in contrast with real-life videos. In this way, the implementation of both types of videos sought to promote the improvement of oral communication skills, specifically oral presentations in a foreign language,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Private Colleges, English for Special Purposes
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Jiménez, Patricia Kim – HOW, 2018
This manuscript reports the final findings of an exploratory, descriptive case study that aimed at exploring the perceptions of a group of English as a foreign language students in a public university regarding their English learning and the commitment level through the process. A questionnaire, a survey, and the teacher's diary were the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Colleges, Language Attitudes, Case Studies
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Obando Guerrero, Gabriel Vicente; Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara – HOW, 2018
This article reports the results of a descriptive research project whose goal was to identify the degree of satisfaction of students enrolled in two teacher education programs at a public Colombian university. As satisfaction and quality are prevalent terms in curriculum evaluation, and are encouraged by accreditation and government regulations,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Curriculum Evaluation, College Second Language Programs
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Caballero, David R.; Rosado, Nayibe – English Language Teaching, 2018
A troublesome pronunciation issue for Spanish EFL learners is the past -ed ending of regular verbs. Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP) is a perspective integrating neurology, language and programming which are key for processing information and for responding to learners' styles with the potential to help EFL teachers address this pronunciation…
Descriptors: Neurolinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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García Botero, Gustavo; Questier, Frederik; Cincinnato, Sebastiano; He, Tao; Zhu, Chang – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Research on mobile learning indicates that students perceive mobile devices mainly as communication and entertainment tools. Therefore, a key factor in successful mobile learning implementation is the initial measurement of students' acceptance of those devices into their learning. Countless language applications available suggest that mobile…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Computer Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Chivata, Yuri Paola; Oviedo, Rocío Cristina – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach that provides students with more time in class to practice or to engage in dynamic tasks to promote active learning. Although the Flipped Learning research has become increasingly popular, limited research has been conducted in Colombia exploring students' perceptions of this approach. This action…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Blended Learning
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Rojas-Barreto, Lisseth S.; Artunduaga-Cuellar, Marco T. – English Language Teaching, 2018
This article is the product of a diagnostic research study conducted by two professors from the APRENAP research group at Universidad Surcolombiana from Neiva, Huila, Colombia. The study aimed at looking into the causes for the English courses repetition phenomenon which was evident among many students especially in the advanced semesters at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three different language centers, in three different cities in Colombia. Participants were asked to record themselves answering…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Benchmarking, Grammar
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Córdoba Zúñiga, Eulices; Rangel Gutiérrez, Emerson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports a study on the implementation of meaningful oral tasks to promote listening fluency in ten pre-intermediate English as a foreign language learners in the English language teaching program at a Colombian public university. The tasks were implemented to overcome the weaknesses these students had to understand oral messages from…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara; Sánchez Solarte, Andrés – HOW, 2017
This paper reports the results of a group intervention based on strategies derived from the systemic therapy model--brief strategic therapy. These strategies aimed at decreasing the anxiety levels commonly found in oral performance tasks related to L2 learning. Thirteen students from different semesters who belonged to two foreign language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Intervention, Second Language Instruction
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