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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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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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Gómez Palacio, Claudia; Gómez Vargas, Deisa Enid; Pulgarín Taborda, Hadaluz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article reports the results of a study in which coaching was used as a professional development strategy with five foreign language adjunct instructors at a public university in Colombia. A questionnaire, coaching sessions, interviews, and both coaches and coachees' reports were the data collection sources. Results showed that adjunct…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), State Universities, Adjunct Faculty
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Rubin, Joan – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Since Ecuador has determined that it wants to be fully bilingual in ten years, this paper describes the experience of a Fulbright Scholar at a university Language Center in Quito; one helping language teachers improve the language learning skills of their students. The theoretical framework for this work comes from Learner Self-Management (LSM) or…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Self Management, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism
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Banegas, Darío Luis – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper investigates the conceptions of research held by English as a foreign language teachers in Argentina. Quantitative data from 622 participants from an online questionnaire were followed by qualitative data from online interviews with 40 of those participants. Results show that the teachers conceptualised research through conventional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Research, Foreign Countries
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Viáfara, John Jairo; Largo, José David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Master degree programs have rapidly increased in Colombia to the point where they are one of the most favored options for English teachers seeking to bolster their professional development. This survey study characterizes eighty participants, their five master programs, and their perceptions concerning the influence these graduate courses exerted…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ariza, Erica Ferrer; Poole, Paige M. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper presents one Colombian university English as a foreign language program's in-house teacher development program for curriculum renewal. This program is an innovative attempt to prepare teachers for implementing a new curriculum and, simultaneously, engages them in professional development activities. The program is a response to the lack…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Faculty Development
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Mosquera, Óscar Andrés; Cárdenas, Melba Libia; Nieto, Maria Claudia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports on a descriptive study carried out in articles published in the "Profile: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development" journal that deal with inclusive education in English language teaching in Colombia. The study embraced documentary research and critical discourse analysis which helped us identify trends in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Mojica, Claudia Patricia; Castañeda-Peña, Harold – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
Eighteen Colombian English teachers participated in a course with an emphasis on gender and foreign language teaching in a Master's program in Bogotá. This text describes the design, implementation, and the learning in this educational experience. The analysis of the course was based on a view of learning as a process of participation rooted in…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Gender Differences, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Torres-Rocha, Julio César – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This is a study on high school English as a foreign language Colombian teacher identity. Using an interpretive research approach, I explored the influence of the National Bilingual Programme on the reconstruction of teacher identity. This study focuses on how teachers feel about language requirements associated with a language policy. Three…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Golombek, Paula R.; Johnson, Karen E. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
We offer a more nuanced characterization of teachers' narrative inquiry as professional development (Johnson & Golombek, 2002) by grounding our definition of and empirical research on teachers' narrative inquiry from a Vygotskian sociocultural theoretical perspective. Our goal is to reaffirm our belief in the educational value of teachers'…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Faculty Development, Personal Narratives, Transformative Learning
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Sierra Piedrahita, Ana María – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
In this article, the author discusses the social justice language teacher education perspective and how it can help language teachers to develop a political view of their work and effect change inside and outside their particular school contexts. To do this, she briefly analyzes various professional development programs for teachers of English in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Pineda Hoyos, Jorge Eduardo; Tamayo Cano, Luis Hernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
This paper reports the experience of implementing a teacher's professional development strategy that sought to foster e-moderator competencies among language faculty at a Colombian public university. The study aimed at finding the extent to which participants understood the concepts of e-moderation and e-tivities. We analyzed the participants'…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Online Courses, Task Analysis
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Castro Garcés, Angela Yicely; Martínez Granada, Liliana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Teachers' professional development is a key factor to have more reflective educators capable of working on teams to find solutions to problems that arise in their classrooms. The objective of this study is to analyze the impact that the collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of classroom projects, developed through collaborative…
Descriptors: Role, Action Research, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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