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Méndez López, Mariza G. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This article presents the results of a qualitative study which aimed to develop an understanding of the emotions experienced by pre-service English language teachers during their teaching practicum and the emotions' effects on instructional teaching. Attribution theory was used as a framework for analysing the results, while the data were gathered…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Arcaya, Mauricio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This article is a small-scale qualitative study whose objective was to identify differences between the way in which native English teachers and their non-native Chilean counterparts assess pronunciation. To achieve this, teachers from both groups were asked to assess the same material produced by two students of English pedagogy in a Chilean…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Muñoz-Restrepo, Ana; Ramirez, Marta; Gaviria, Sandra – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
Motivation is one of the most important factors in the enjoyment and success in learning any subject, especially a foreign language. Many students approach the learning of a language based on academic mandates, family impositions, job requirements, and so on. These non-intrinsic motivations make learning a more difficult, frustrating, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gómez Burgos, Eric; Sandoval Molina, Soledad – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
Attitude towards English as a foreign language is a new field of study in tertiary education in Latin-American countries, especially in Chile. However, its importance in the process of learning a language has been reported upon around the world. The aim of the current study was to identify the attitudes towards English as a foreign language of 131…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Cuartas Álvarez, Luis Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper reports on an exploratory collective case study on three in-service English language teachers in Medellin, Colombia. The study aimed at creating a route for teachers to collaboratively construct their understanding of intercultural communicative competence through their involvement in a study group. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communicative Competence (Languages), Intercultural Communication, Language Teachers
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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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Vieira, Flávia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
Language teacher education programmes can promote autonomy-oriented change when they are based on a transformative rationale regarding learner and teacher development. This involves adopting an experience-based approach whereby dominant ideas and practices are problematized and opportunities are provided for teachers to learn about, experience,…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Professional Autonomy, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Donoso, Eladio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This article presents a study which explores perceptions of Chilean future teachers of English as a foreign language regarding the usage of Spanish as L1 in English lessons. The participants belong to first- and fourth-year levels of their programs at four universities located throughout Chile. The data collection tool was Mohebbi and Alavi's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Giraldo, Frank – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
The language assessment literacy of English language teachers has been one of the topics of discussion in the language testing field. In this article, I focus on the need to expand research constructs and methodologies to understand, in depth, the language assessment literacy for these key players in language assessment. I first explain the need…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hernández Varona, Wilson; Gutiérrez Álvarez, Daniel Felipe – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This paper presents a narrative inquiry study on agency development in student-teachers of an English language teacher program at a public university in the south of Colombia. Our goal was to understand how student-teachers develop agency when narratively inquiring their community by planning and conducting community-based pedagogy projects on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers
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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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Mesa Villa, Claudia Patricia; Gómez-Giraldo, John S.; Arango Montes, Rodolfo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
In this paper, a teacher-educator and two students of a B.A. program in foreign language teaching (English and French) of a public university in Colombia discuss our pedagogical experiences in a research seedbed. First, we present the conceptualizations underlying our analysis: research seedbeds, undergraduate research education, and curriculum as…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Educators, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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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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