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Gómez González, Juan David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper describes an approach to developing intermediate level reading proficiency through a strategic and iterative use of a discreet set of tasks that combine some of the more common metacognitive theories and strategies that have been published in the past thirty years. The case for incorporating this composite approach into reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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Espitia Cruz, Martha Isabel; Kwinta, Anna – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
Recent technological development has created new pedagogical practices in the EFL classroom to maximize the time for students to use the language by considering online tools. Whilst working in a pedagogical context with new technologies, some educators were concerned with how online interaction in EFL content-based classes could be effectively…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gómez, Juan D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This essay relates observations to the reasons that advanced students of English as a foreign language in Colombia struggle with English composition. It identifies some cultural, academic, and disciplinary influences that may obfuscate their assimilation of the conventions of written English. It concludes by proposing that the teaching of context…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Academic Discourse