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Millán Librado, Tania; Basurto Santos, Nora M. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper discusses the perceptions that six English language teachers, from public schools in the south region of the state of Veracruz in Mexico, have about their particular teaching contexts. A qualitative approach was adopted, and main data collection was through semi-structured interviews. The results show that all teachers have mostly…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teaching Conditions
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de la Barra, Erika; Carbone, Soffía – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper reports a qualitative action-research study on the use of cooperative learning through literature in two vulnerable English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms in Chile. The study aimed at bridging EFL inequality by exposing students to a different methodology using cooperative learning, and content-based instruction through…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Cooperative Learning, Literature, Disadvantaged Schools
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Cancino, Marco; Díaz, Gabriela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
The present study sought to assess and characterise the amount of first language use that two English as a foreign language teachers used to accomplish a number of functions in two classroom modes. An adapted version of the Functional Language Alternation Analysis of Teacher Talk scheme was used to analyse teacher talk in six English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aristizábal-Jiménez, Yesika – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper reports an action-research study aimed at exploring the benefits of the critical analysis of YouTubers' content through the empowerment spiral model to foster students' talk as performance. Twenty 11th-grade students shared alternative messages related to social issues based on content analysis and reflections. Data were collected via…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Action Research
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Banegas, Darío Luis; Lauze, Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
Social issues are believed to enrich English language teaching with meaningful topics. In this article we describe and reflect on an innovative practice which combined content and language integrated learning with comprehensive sexual education at a state secondary school in Argentina. By law, comprehensive sexual education must be included across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Pascual, Daniel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Current communication is increasingly computer-mediated, dynamic, dialogic, and global, so students should master new information, communication technologies, and digital genres, as well as acknowledge the global role of the English language. Thus, this paper aims to offer a teaching proposal, to be ideally implemented in the secondary education…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Travel
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Guzmán Gámez, Derly Yuleith; Moreno Cuellar, Johana Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper reports on an action research study aimed at implementing "Plotagon" to enhance English writing skill. The study involved 18 students from 10th grade of a public secondary school in Colombia. The findings showed that the use of "Plotagon" promoted students' motivation to write through an interactive and attractive…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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de Lima Bastos, Pedro Augusto; Pessoa, Rosane Rocha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this qualitative study, we intend to discuss how adolescent students in a Brazilian public school classroom define their body image and personalize the themes "beauty standards" and "fatness." Grounded on a critical approach to language teaching, these two social themes were problematized in eight lessons of "Ensino…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Human Body
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Cadena Aguilar, Roso Freddy; Ortega Cuellar, Javier Hernando; Cadena Aguilar, Albedro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This action research study aimed to examine the possible impact of the "Daily 6" approach on the oral fluency in English of 13 adolescents. This approach (extension of the existing Daily 5™ framework) introduced a sixth step, "speak to someone", to respond to the lack of oral fluency limiting participants' overall speaking…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ortiz Neira, Ramón Antonio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This study adopted a mixed method approach with an action research design. The aim was to determine the impact of information gap activities on young English as a foreign language learners' oral fluency. Information gap activities were based on the communicative approach as well as on task-based learning. Twenty-three eighth graders participated…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Games, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cortés Rozo, Erika Johana; Suárez Vergara, Daniela Andrea; Castañeda-Trujillo, Jairo Enrique – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper presents the results of a research study based on a pedagogical experience of two pre-service English teachers with seventh graders. The main goal was to analyze the students' context representations, after using some songs in English as a trigger for reflection. The pedagogical implementation of the songs was designed from a critical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade 7, Adolescents, Singing
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Tatar, Sibel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper presents a study on the employment criteria used by school administrators and their views on the strengths and weaknesses of local teachers and expatriate teachers. This study aimed to provide a perspective on the issue from an English as a foreign language context. Questionnaires collected from administrators of 94 private primary and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Language Teachers
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Oss, Débora Izé Balsemão – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Teacher education programs have evolved mostly from the scholarly world's perspective, which can eventually impact the work that practitioners face on an everyday basis, particularly in regard to dealing with their students. This article of reflection addresses aspects related to a Brazilian teacher's personal practical knowledge and the role of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tolosa, Constanza; Ordóñez, Claudia Lucía; Guevara, Diana Carolina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
We present findings of a project that investigated the potential of an online tandem program to enhance the foreign language learning of two groups of school-aged beginner learners, one learning English in Colombia and the other learning Spanish in New Zealand. We assessed the impact of the project on students' learning with a free writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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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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