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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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Gholaminejad, Razieh – HOW, 2017
This article draws on a qualitative study which seeks to explore whether Iranian English as a foreign language learners experience any reversal conceptual transfer and whether they construct two identities as a result of learning a foreign language. The findings from the open-ended questionnaires distributed among 65 undergraduates at the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Rodríguez Sánchez, Andrés – HOW, 2017
This paper reports on an action-research study aimed at identifying the problems and needs of a specific group of tenth graders at a school in Colombia in relation to their reading comprehension in English in order to design, partially implement, and evaluate a genre-oriented syllabus. Findings show that the explicit instruction of metacognitive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Action Research, English (Second Language)
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Moslemi, Negar; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – HOW, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between learners' cognitive styles and their preferences for different types and frequencies of written corrective feedback and for different types of errors to be corrected. Data were collected from 60 English as a foreign language learners at intermediate and upper-intermediate levels. The…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Error Correction, Correlation, Questionnaires
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Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara; Sánchez Solarte, Andrés – HOW, 2017
This paper reports the results of a group intervention based on strategies derived from the systemic therapy model--brief strategic therapy. These strategies aimed at decreasing the anxiety levels commonly found in oral performance tasks related to L2 learning. Thirteen students from different semesters who belonged to two foreign language…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Intervention, Second Language Instruction
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Gómez Burgos, Eric – HOW, 2017
The following article reports the results of an action research project conducted in a public university in Chile. The project consisted of exposing ten undergraduate students from an English pedagogy program to a genre-based approach to writing expository essays. During eight weeks the three stages of the genre-based approach, namely:…
Descriptors: Essays, Expository Writing, Literary Genres, Writing Instruction
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Gómez Sará, Mary Mily – HOW, 2017
This article reviews the background of the foreign language bilingualism in Colombia, as well as the Colombian bilingualism plans and the policy launched between 2004 and 2016. Then, these plans and policy are analyzed taking into account the most common criticisms from the academic community. In this sense, aspects such as the lack of continuity,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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