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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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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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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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Olaya, Alba; Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article reports the findings of a qualitative research project that explored pre-service English teachers' perceptions of and attitudes toward the aspects of culture and intercultural competence addressed in their English classes in the undergraduate programs at three Colombian universities. Findings reveal that pre-service teachers are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Báez Dueñas, Leidy Tatiana; Chacón Vargas, Leidy Marcela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article describes a research project we carried out in order to study the role of student-teachers' teaching techniques as regards their pupils' extrinsic motivation as they partake in communicative speaking activities at a public school in Tunja, Colombia. Data were gathered by means of field notes, focus groups and student-teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Methods, Role, Student Motivation
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Areiza Restrepo, Hugo Nelson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article presents a partial report of a small qualitative research study that explored the students' views of their learning during and after the implementation of formative procedures such as self-assessment, feedback, and conferences. The article also includes their perceptions about this implementation. The research was carried out with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes
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Viáfara, John Jairo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
As an EFL Student teachers' advisor, I had constantly perceived that they regarded using the target language with their pupils inside their classroom as a challenge. That is why I became interested in investigating how thirteen student teachers in Tunja public schools faced this issue. While participants were involved in a reflective teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Teachers, Language Usage, Public Schools