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O'Dowd, Robert – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) is widely believed in higher education contexts to support the internationalisation of universities, to make study programmes more accessible to international students and to enhance the international prestige of academic staff. However, the pressure on European institutions to offer subjects through English raises…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Accreditation (Institutions), Language of Instruction, International Education
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Torres-Olave, Blanca Minerva – Comparative Education Review, 2011
This article examines the ways that students and professors imagine the space of higher education and thus shape their relationship to the larger academic community. Data come from a "Lengua Inglesa" program in northern Mexico. The findings reveal that personal and community histories, family networks, media, and migration converge to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Students
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Aceituno, Yolanda Caballero – International Education Studies, 2011
Most students of the joint degree in "English Philology and Tourism," taught at the University of Jaén (Spain), usually complain about the fact that the teaching of literature is sometimes reduced to the theoretical study of literary periods and bio-bibliographical data about authors. This approach overlooks one of the main functions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, College Instruction, Ideology
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
It is often argued that classroom diaries are subjective. This article explores the diary insights of a foreign language reading teacher. The inquiry was based on the following research question: What do the diary insights really evidence about the teaching practices of a foreign language reading teacher? As a research method, a case study was…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giraldo, Frank – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article reports the findings of an action research study on a professional development program and its impact on the classroom performance of in-service English teachers who worked at a language institute of a Colombian state university. Questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, class observations, and a researcher's journal were used as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation
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Correa Pérez, Roxanna; Martínez Fuentealba, Mariela; Molina De La Barra, María; Silva Rojas, Jessica; Torres Cisternas, Mirta – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
The aim of this article is to examine the impact of feedback on content and organization in writing tasks developed by learners of English as a foreign language. The type of study is qualitative and the research design is a case study. One study involved three students and a female teacher, and the second consisted of three students and a male…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), High School Students, Writing (Composition)