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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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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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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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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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Insuasty, Edgar Alirio; Jamie Osorio, María Fernanda – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This article reports on the first three phases (exploration, identification, and planning) of a collaborative action research study whose main objective was to transform the pedagogical practices of teachers of a Colombian school of foreign languages. A methodology of collaborative action research and techniques, such as direct observation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Cárcamo, Benjamín – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
Although several investigations have been carried out in recent years on written corrective feedback (WCF), there is a lack of agreement about its definition and the effect on students' writings of different types of feedback. This may be due to the lack of systematicity regarding the characterization of WCF used in those studies. This article…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Written Language, Classification
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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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