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Basallo Gómez, Juan Sebastián – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper is about the impact of systematic reading selection used to promote English as foreign language learning in adult students. A qualitative action research methodology was used to carry out this project. Ten class sessions were designed to provide students an opportunity to select texts according to criteria based upon their language…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research
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Lordán, Eva; Solé, Isabel; Beltran, Francesc S. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2017
The aim of this research was to develop a new questionnaire for exploring the reading beliefs of undergraduate students, because the only currently available instrument has conceptual and methodological limitations. The paper describes the process of developing the instrument and presents a range of psychometric data obtained from a sample of 558…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Reading Attitudes
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Medina, Sergio Alonso Lopera – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This article analyzes the various types of information that alternative assessment and traditional assessment practices provided in an English foreign language (FL) reading course for graduate students at a public university in Medellín, Colombia. This study followed the principles of qualitative research, and a case study was used as a research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language)
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Lopera Medina, Sergio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
Motivation plays an important in role in education. Based on the ten macro-strategies proposed by Dörnyei and Csizér (1998), this article analyzes the motivation conditions in a foreign language reading comprehension course using both a web-based modality and a face-to-face modality. A case study was implemented as the primary research method, and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Web Based Instruction, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Echeverri Acosta, Luz Marina; McNulty Ferri, Maria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This paper reports an action research project which examined the foreign language reading comprehension of public school eighth graders who experienced a directed reading-thinking approach with strategies for comprehension and application. The strategies used were prediction, prior knowledge, graphic organizers, and questions. Data analyzed…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Thinking Skills, Reading Comprehension, Action Research
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Mahecha, Rocío; Urrego, Stella; Lozano, Erika – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
In this article we report on an innovation project developed with a group of eleventh graders at a public school in Bogotá. Its aim was to encourage students to improve reading comprehension of texts in English. It was conducted taking into account students' needs, interests and level of English. To do it, we implemented two reading strategies:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 11, Reading Comprehension
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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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Quiroga Carrillo, Claudia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article reports on an action research project conducted in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, with tenth grade students. We decided to develop it because of the students' needs as well as the em phasis of the PEI (Proyecto Educativo Institucional = School Institutional Project), which is based on the requisite of improving reading…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Reading Comprehension, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Rátiva Velandia, Marlén; Pedreros Torres, Andrés Leonardo; Núñez Alí, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
It is considered valuable to take advantage of web activities to improve and qualify the English teaching and learning processes, especially in the promotion of reading comprehension. In this article we share the process and results of a study that focused on some activities based on web materials that were designed and used with 10th grade…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Learning Processes, Reading Comprehension, Grade 10
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Gómez, Luis Fernando R. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This article describes an action research experience carried out in an advanced English as a foreign language classroom of the language program at a university in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2010. The study proposes the inclusion of authentic literary texts in the English as a foreign language classroom through the implementation of four constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
Ganan, Brian J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the relationship between Spanish oral reading fluency (ORF) at the end of second grade and students' performance on the third grade ISAT reading test. The major research question guiding this study was: What is the direction and strength of the relationship between performance on the 2nd grade IDEL FLO, a Spanish language ORF…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Achievement Tests, Correlation
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Muñoz Marín, Jorge Hugo; González Moncada, Adriana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
Distance web-based learning is a popular strategy in ELT teaching in Colombia. Despite of the growth of experiences, there are very few studies regarding teachers' participation in these courses. This paper reports preliminary findings of an on-going study aiming at exploring the roles that a teach er plays in an EFL reading comprehension distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Karbalaei, Alireza – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
The notion of "learner beliefs" has garnered much attention in the field of second language acquisition. Although different studies have been conducted to study learners' beliefs about language learning, little research has looked into the issue of L2 readers' beliefs and their relations to reading strategies. This study investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khonamri, Fatemeh; Salimi, Mahin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
Research on teacher development has been the focus of attention in recent decades. The overall aim of this study was to explore the impact of reading strategy training on high school teachers' reading instructional practices. The study was conducted in the EFL context of Iran. To meet this aim, four EFL high school teachers voluntarily took part…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Avila Reyes, Natalia Alejandra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Writing Studies has flourished as a field in Latin America during the last two decades. Its development has been fostered by an exponential growth of college enrollments and processes of expansion and democratization of the educational offer in the region. The renewed attention received by higher education writing has fueled new research efforts…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Writing Instruction, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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