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Pinzón, Bernal; Norely, Alix – HOW, 2020
This article reports on a study carried out in a foreign language course at a private Colombian university. Its purpose was to identify the role of authentic materials and tasks, based on cultural topics, in the development of intercultural competence in third-level English students. The pedagogical implementation of the activities was designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Cultural Awareness
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Samacá Bohórquez, Yolanda – HOW, 2020
This paper develops a two-voiced self-dialogue with some compelling ideals of critical pedagogy advocated by Paulo Freire: reflection, dialogue, "conscientização," (conscientization) praxis, critical engagement, and transformation. This dialogue, as a critical pedagogy encounter, has allowed me to go through a process of self-criticism…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Praxis, Dialogs (Language)
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Duarte Infante, Ángela Vanesa; Fonseca Velandia, Sandra Milena; Ramos Holguín, Bertha – HOW, 2020
This article describes a pedagogical proposal, based on debates, to determine the type of arguments that pre-service English language teachers constructed at a public university in Tunja, Colombia. We implemented a series of debate workshops about educational issues. Thirteen modern languages pre-service teachers in their sixth semester…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gharaveisi, Zhila; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – HOW, 2020
This study aims at exploring L2 researchers' perspectives on research ethics in Iran. A total of ten teacher researchers were selected among a larger group of researchers based on the criteria of academic degree and familiarity with research principles. They were interviewed about different aspects of research ethics. Their responses were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Researchers, English (Second Language)
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González Mesa, Pedro Alejandro – HOW, 2020
This article describes the implementation of digital storytelling in an English language class of eleventh graders at a private school in Mosquera, Colombia. It is a descriptive qualitative study, carried out for about six months by using digital tools to foster language production in the language learners. The implementation contained digital…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Andrés, Insuasty Cárdenas – HOW, 2020
This article presents a project that explored the effectiveness of intensive reading to enhance reading comprehension with a group of university students in Pasto, Colombia. At the initial stage, a diagnostic test, field notes, and three questionnaires allowed the identification of the students' needs. During the intervention stage, a set of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Reading Strategies
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Soto-Molina, Jairo Eduardo; Méndez, Pilar – HOW, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to examine and compare the concepts of linguistic colonialism and cultural alienation in University textbooks for teaching English as opposed to the theories about culture in the decolonial turn. Dichotomous categories were established based on the analysis of the cultural component of the textbooks for the teaching of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Basabe, Enrique Alejandro – HOW, 2019
Criticality has recently made its way into the field of English Language Teaching. It has mainly fostered the study of teachers' individual commitments with their social context. A reflective account is offered here based on my praxis when I adopted a critical pedagogy to teach literature in the English language teacher education program at the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Theory
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Ugarte Olea, Marco Sandro Antonio – HOW, 2019
One important decision that English language teachers should make is to decide on a pronunciation model. This decision should be based not only on mere preference, but also on technical information. This paper seeks to review the Lingua Franca Core (LFC), a pronunciation model proposed by Jennifer Jenkins (1998, 2000) in an attempt to facilitate…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Models, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Zorro Rojas, Imelda – HOW, 2019
Students' engagement and determination require the use of self-regulated learning strategies to facilitate adequate preparation. This article reports a research study that looks into how eight instructors, who were trained to promote self-regulation, interact with 18 students of a Bachelor of Arts program in English language teaching in Bogotá.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Herrera Bohórquez, Luis Ignacio; Largo Rodríguez, José David; Viáfara González, John Jairo – HOW, 2019
Challenges to an existing face-to-face peer-tutoring model grew into an opportunity to integrate online technologies as a support for English autonomous learning in two undergraduate teacher education programs at a Colombian public university. This qualitative study examines how a group of tutees' exposure to an online-based peer-tutoring model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Telles Quezada, Nataly; Inostroza Araos, María-Jesús; Rosas-Maldonado, Maritza – HOW, 2019
This action research study aims to explore the contribution of the use of points of improvement as a reflective strategy to support eleven Chilean EFL pre-service teachers' ability to plan communicative-oriented lessons. Through questionnaires and a focus group, participants' responses were examined using thematic analysis. Findings yielded that…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Hernández Urrego, Sandra Cecilia – HOW, 2019
This study describes the influence of a Virtual Learning Object [VLO] in the promotion of reading strategies in a class of English for Specific Purposes for the majors of Social Communication and Journalism at a private institution of higher education in Bogota, Colombia. Students' failure to meet the school standards led to the design and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giraldo, Frank – HOW, 2019
The purpose of this article of reflection is to raise awareness of how poor design of language assessments may have detrimental effects, if crucial qualities and technicalities of test design are not met. The article first discusses these central qualities for useful language assessments. Then, guidelines for creating listening assessments, as an…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Consciousness Raising, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Caicedo Muñoz, Mabel Catalina; Trujillo Bohórquez, Iván Camilo – HOW, 2019
This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there is an important…
Descriptors: Radio, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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