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Herencia Grillo, Amalia; Hernández de la Torre, Elena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper investigates an aspect of study abroad programs that has rarely been studied before: the training needs of local education professionals in Spain. Through a mixed-method, using a questionnaire completed by 103 participants, and interviews with 15 of them, we focus on their previous formal specific training and their perspective on the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Study Abroad, Educational Needs, Teacher Attitudes
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Madrid, Daniel; Julius, Steven – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This is an empirical study which aims to examine the profile of Spanish university students in bilingual degree programs that employ English as a medium of instruction by utilizing the bilingual section of the teaching degree course at the University of Granada as a sample. To this end, a questionnaire was applied to 216 students. While 75% of the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Student Characteristics, College Students, Bilingual Education
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García-Sánchez, Soraya; Santos-Espino, Jose Miguel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This work focuses on technological and educational outcomes that resulted from the production of foreign language educational videos by 90 pre-service instructors enrolled in an official Master's Degree in Secondary Education programme. This teaching practice, conducted during two consecutive years, was set in a ubiquitous learning environment…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Video Technology, Masters Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian; García-Laborda, Jesús – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study examines test-takers' views on a computer-delivered speaking test in order to investigate the aspects they consider most relevant in technology-based oral assessment, and to explore the main advantages and disadvantages computer-based tests may offer as compared to face-to-face speaking tests. A small-scale open questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Valencia Robles, Jeannette de Fátima – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The requirement of holding a diploma which certifies proficiency level in a foreign language is constantly increasing in academic and working environments. Computer-based testing has become a prevailing tendency for these and other educational purposes. Each year large numbers of students take online language tests everywhere in the world. In…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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Herrando-Rodrigo, Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The emergence of English as the international language of communication has increased the attention and concern given its teaching and learning. This survey-based study explores the attitudes of Spanish practitioners and undergraduate students towards English as the vehicular language in the field of medicine and towards Medical Electronic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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Muñoz-Luna, Rosa – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
Content and language integrated learning has become a common practice in European higher education. In this paper, I aim to describe how this integrated teaching practice comes as a result of a paradigmatic and pedagogical evolution. For this purpose, the main linguistic paradigms will be revisited diachronically, followed by a revision of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Teaching Methods