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Quintero Polo, Álvaro Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this article the author reports on a study of some English language student-teachers' trans-formations of knowledge about language education. The question that guided the study was: How are English language student-teachers' formative pedagogical and research experiences portrayed in a transformative and critical outlook for initial teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers
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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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Despagne, Colette – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In Mexican higher education, the spread of English has become a tool in the internationalization process of universities. However, language has been sidelined in the discourses of globalization and internationalization. Hence, this ethnographic case study aims to look at the spread of English in Mexican higher education through two private…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Saavedra Jeldres, Pamela Andrea; Campos Espinoza, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Although keeping writing portfolios has proved to be a successful strategy in developing writing skills in English as a foreign language, few studies have focused on pre-service teachers at the pre-intermediate level. This study aims to describe pre-service teachers' perceptions towards portfolio keeping. The sample consisted of 51 first-year…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Arévalo Balboa, Fabiola; Briesmaster, Mark – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports on the results of an action research study that aimed to determine the effect of a thinking routine in the development of coherence in speaking interactions. The study was carried out with two groups of second year business students in an English as a foreign language program at a university in southern Chile. A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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García-Sánchez, Soraya; Santos-Espino, Jose Miguel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This work focuses on technological and educational outcomes that resulted from the production of foreign language educational videos by 90 pre-service instructors enrolled in an official Master's Degree in Secondary Education programme. This teaching practice, conducted during two consecutive years, was set in a ubiquitous learning environment…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Video Technology, Masters Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Suárez Flórez, Sergio Andrés; Basto Basto, Edwin Arley – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aims at identifying pre-service teachers' beliefs about teaching English as a foreign language and tracking their potential changes throughout the teaching practicum. Participants were two pre-service teachers in their fifth year of their Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages program in a public university in Colombia. Data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Mugford, Gerrard – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
I examine whether teaching formulaic language raises English as a foreign language learners' awareness of pragmatic resources when expressing requests. To carry out this research I adopt a qualitative self-reflective approach which encourages students to use formulaic language when making requests. By responding to discourse completion tasks,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Méndez López, Mariza G.; Bautista Tun, Moisés – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The study aims to understand what factors may motivate and demotivate students with low emotional intelligence to participate in speaking activities during English class. Participants wrote an emotions journal to identify factors affecting student participation and were then interviewed at the end of the study period in order to elaborate on their…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Gender Differences, Teaching Methods
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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian; García-Laborda, Jesús – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study examines test-takers' views on a computer-delivered speaking test in order to investigate the aspects they consider most relevant in technology-based oral assessment, and to explore the main advantages and disadvantages computer-based tests may offer as compared to face-to-face speaking tests. A small-scale open questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Hmidani, Thana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study took place at a medical college with 57 Arabic first-year students taking an intensive English course. The aim was to address the problems that learners experience when using the English tenses properly. The didactic model was developed and implemented in the study group only (27 students). Pre-, mid-, and post-tests were administered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Schools
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Valencia Robles, Jeannette de Fátima – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The requirement of holding a diploma which certifies proficiency level in a foreign language is constantly increasing in academic and working environments. Computer-based testing has become a prevailing tendency for these and other educational purposes. Each year large numbers of students take online language tests everywhere in the world. In…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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