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Vega, Luisa Fernanda Sánchez; Pinzón, Margarita María López – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2019
The objective of this action research study was to assess the impact of the Process-Based Approach (PBA) on the development of the writing skills of young students who are learning English as a Foreign Language. The participants included 12 third-grade students from a bilingual private school in Manizales, Caldas. Six workshops were implemented,…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Strategies
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Edwards, Roger; Holguín-Barrera, María Daniela; Ortiz, Ana Cristina; Pérez, Mariela – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2019
This action research was undertaken at a university language center in Ambato, Ecuador, as a result of concerns over the high level of teacher dependence among learners of English as a Second Language (EFL). The project aimed at assessing the development of autonomous learning behavior and the motivational impact of student collaboration on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Management Systems
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Marenco-Dominguez, José Miguel – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
Twelve 14-to-15-year-old students participated in this investigation. The participants faced difficulties to speak fluently in an L2 and they evinced different levels of proficiency. Therefore, it was planned to assess the effects of peer tutoring and computer-mediated tasks on students' spoken fluency. Differences among learners were the starting…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Language Fluency, Computer Uses in Education
Arteaga-Lara, Héctor Mauricio – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2017
Writing plays a significant role in language learning. Previous research has reported on the effectiveness of several approaches to develop writing skills to enhance writing competence, but little attention has been given to the paragraph writing of elementary students. The present qualitative action research study used artifacts, teacher's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Alexandra, Pineda-Puerta – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
The Ministry of education in Colombia set a policy for higher education in which graduates should achieve an intermediate proficiency level (B1) in another language; and by 2025 it expects that they leave college with an upper intermediate level (B2). This report deals with a private college that attempts to participate in the policy, yet the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Lozano Velandia, Sergio Andrés – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
This qualitative action research study explored the interactions of young-adult learners carrying out self-reflection on their learning processes in an ESP (English for special purposes) course at an airline training-center in Bogotá, Colombia. Needs analysis revealed that learners had poor knowledge of technical English, and lacked strong…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English for Special Purposes, Qualitative Research, Action Research