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Jiménez, Patricia Kim – HOW, 2018
This manuscript reports the final findings of an exploratory, descriptive case study that aimed at exploring the perceptions of a group of English as a foreign language students in a public university regarding their English learning and the commitment level through the process. A questionnaire, a survey, and the teacher's diary were the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Colleges, Language Attitudes, Case Studies
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Camargo Cely, Jennyfer Paola – HOW, 2018
Throughout time, the predominant use of certain languages has allowed some nations to take control over others and assure for them a privileged position. This study unveiled how certain practices and ideologies in regard to bilingualism have influenced teachers' professional development. Data were collected through discussion group sessions,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Faculty Development, Ideology, Educational Practices
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Sisquiarco, Angie; Rojas, Santiago Sánchez; Abad, José Vicente – HOW, 2018
This article reports on an action research study that assessed the influence of cognitive and metacognitive strategies-based feedback in the oral performance of a group of 6th grade students at a public school in Medellin, Colombia. Researchers analyzed students' oral performance through assessment and self-assessment rubrics, applied inventories…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Strategies, Action Research, Grade 6
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Castañeda-Trujillo, Jairo Enrique; Aguirre-Hernández, Ana Jackelin – HOW, 2018
This paper shows the results of a pedagogical experience with a group of pre-service English teachers during their first semester of teaching practicum. The data were collected by means of reflection papers written by them, and then the resulting papers were analyzed under the principles of codification of grounded theory. The results show that…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language)
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Granados-Beltrán, Carlo – HOW, 2018
This article shares a reflection based on the relations found between the partial findings of two ongoing projects in a BA program in bilingual education. The first study is named "Critical Interculturality in Initial Language Teacher Education Programs" whose partial data were obtained through interviews with four expert professors of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ramírez Ortiz, Sandra Milena; Artunduaga Cuéllar, Marco Tulio – HOW, 2018
Attaining oral production is a challenge for most English language teachers because most of the strategies implemented in class do not engage students in speaking activities. Tasks are an optimal alternative to engage learners in communicative exchanges. This article presents the results of a qualitative action research study examining the effects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Task Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages), Qualitative Research
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Obando Guerrero, Gabriel Vicente; Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara – HOW, 2018
This article reports the results of a descriptive research project whose goal was to identify the degree of satisfaction of students enrolled in two teacher education programs at a public Colombian university. As satisfaction and quality are prevalent terms in curriculum evaluation, and are encouraged by accreditation and government regulations,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Curriculum Evaluation, College Second Language Programs
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Lucero, Edgar; Scalante-Morales, Jeesica – HOW, 2018
This article presents a research study on the interactional styles of teacher educators in the English language teacher education classroom. Two research methodologies, ethnomethodological conversation analysis and self-evaluation of teacher talk were applied to analyze 34 content- and language-based classes of nine English language teacher…
Descriptors: Heterogeneous Grouping, Homogeneous Grouping, Interaction, Undergraduate Study
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Salinas, Dánisa; Ayala, Maximiliano – HOW, 2018
The objective of this study is to explore the process of professional identity construction of two English as a foreign language student-teachers from a sociocultural theoretical lens. A qualitative case study was conducted through personal narratives, semi-structured interviews, and a focus group. The data were analyzed using a grounded theory…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Ibarra Santacruz, Diana; Martínez Ortega, David – HOW, 2018
This study sought to determine how working memory training could contribute to retaining vocabulary studied in English lessons through the implementation of a set of strategies. Two intact groups of beginners: one experimental, with 28 students, and one control group, with 22 students, belonging to undergraduate English as a foreign language…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Short Term Memory
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Pinzón Capador, Sandra Viviana; Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena – HOW, 2018
This article reports the results of an introspective research conducted by a student-teacher and her advisor. Both met regularly over a period of one year and a half as part of the student-teacher academic work for the Research I class. As a result of their conversation the student-teacher and her advisor decided to document the former's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Ubaque, Diego F.; Pinilla, Fredy – HOW, 2018
This paper summarizes the results of a collaborative narrative inquiry study conducted by two teachers in an English as a foreign language classroom in Bogota, Colombia. The study places emphasis on teacher learning as a reflective practice to contribute to students' vocabulary learning. However, the analysis presented in this paper is grounded on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Novozhenina, Alexandra; López Pinzón, Margarita M. – HOW, 2018
This article gives an account of a project aimed at improving the teaching practice and self-reflection of English as a foreign language teachers in Manizales (Colombia) by means of a professional development program. At the initial stage, surveys, class observations, and documentary analysis allowed the researchers to identify teachers'…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Elsaid Mohammed, Abuelgasim Sabah; Nur, Hala Salih Mohammed – HOW, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the English language needs of teaching assistants at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. The study focused on identifying the teaching assistants' purposes for learning English, and discovering the most important skills, language areas, and academic sub-skills they needed. The study also attempted to determine the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Ulloa Salazar, Gemalli; Díaz Larenas, Claudio – HOW, 2018
Conducted in a semi-public school in Chile, this action research study aims at determining the change in 18 English as a foreign language young learners' performance regarding their understanding of instructions after being exposed to an audiovisual materials-based teaching strategy. With the use of a lesson observation report for assessing the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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