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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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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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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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Buendía Arias, Ximena Paola – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This research seeks to gain deeper understanding of learner autonomy in English as a Foreign Language students from different cultures through the identification and analysis of similarities and differences between Chinese and Colombian students from two public universities: Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China and Universidad Surcolombiana…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians
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Herrando-Rodrigo, Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The emergence of English as the international language of communication has increased the attention and concern given its teaching and learning. This survey-based study explores the attitudes of Spanish practitioners and undergraduate students towards English as the vehicular language in the field of medicine and towards Medical Electronic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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Macías, Diego Fernando; Sánchez, Jesús Ariel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This qualitative descriptive study aimed to ascertain the extent to which classroom management constituted a problem among pre-service foreign language teachers in a teacher education program at a public university in Colombia. The study also sought to identify classroom management challenges, the approaches to confronting them, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Salinas Vacca, Yakelin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This paper reports on an exploratory, descriptive, and interpretive study in which the roles of discussion boards, the students, the teacher, and the monitors were explored as they constructed a collaborative class project in a virtual environment. This research was conducted in the virtual program of a Colombian public university. Data were…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Student Role
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Chala Bejarano, Pedro Antonio; Chapetón, Claudia Marcela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article presents the findings of an action research project conducted with a group of pre-service teachers of a program in modern languages at a Colombian university. The study intended to go beyond an emphasis on linguistic and textual features in English as a foreign language argumentative essays by using a set of genre-based activities and…
Descriptors: Role, Essays, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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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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Cota Grijalva, Sofía D.; Ruiz-Esparza Barajas, Elizabeth – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This paper contains the description of a research project that was carried out in the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Teaching program at a Mexican university. The study was longitudinal and it tracked fourteen students for four semesters of the eight semester program. The aim was to identify pre-service teachers' beliefs about English…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Correa Díaz, Ana María – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
With the new approach to guide the learning process of students with a model based on the development of competences, and in comparison with the traditional lecture-based learning, it is necessary to start working with the teaching modalities that help to achieve this objective. With that in mind, the aim of the study reported in this article was…
Descriptors: International Trade, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Arboleda Arboleda, Argemiro; Castro Garcés, Ángela Yicely – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article reports the findings of a research study on how significant having a foreign accent is for non-native English as a foreign language teachers and learners at university level. It points out the perceptions that teachers and students have about the most relevant issues in the teaching and learning processes. Data were collected by means…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Language Teachers
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Gómez Flórez, Érica; Pineda, Jorge Eduardo; Marín García, Natalia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Web-based distance education is an innovative modality of instruction in Colombia. It is characterized by the separation of the teacher and learners, the use of technological tools and the students' autonomy development. This paper reports the findings of a case study that explores students' perceptions about an English reading comprehension…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Web Based Instruction
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Zarghami, Zahra – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article reports on a study that was carried out in order to examine the impact of conferencing assessment on students' learning of English grammar. Forty-two Iranian intermediate university students were randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group. The participants in the experimental group took part in four individual and four…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Experimental Groups
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Strategy instruction is useful in teaching contexts. This paper examines the effects of strategy instruction in an EFL reading comprehension course carried out with 26 undergraduate students at a Colombian university. As a research method, a case study was implemented. There were three instruments with which to collect data: reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies, Second Language Instruction
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