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Lara Herrera, Romero – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article focuses on Mexican students' perceptions of learning the history of Mexico in English through content-based instruction, which is one of many types of bilingual pedagogical approaches that are now considered established approaches in Mexico and around the globe. A phenomenological approach was chosen in order to understand and examine…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Language of Instruction
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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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Kaneko-Marques, Sandra Mari – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The main objective of this paper is to briefly present roles of different teacher supervisors according to distinct models, highlighting the importance of collaborative dialogues supported by video recordings. This paper will present results from a qualitative study of an English as a foreign language teacher education course in Brazil. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Mugford, Gerrard; Cuevas, Oscar Ramírez – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
English foreign-language users often overuse words when faced with difficult situations. Called gushing, such excessive use of words is often legitimately employed by native speakers to express, for instance, gratitude and apologies when a simple "thank you" or "sorry" does not sufficiently convey an interlocutor's feelings.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Verbal Communication, Advanced Students
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Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena; Meadows, Bryan – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This study analyzes the online, peer-peer dialogue between two groups of nonnative English-speaking teachers who are attending graduate programs in Colombia and the United States. Framed by the theoretical concepts of critical pedagogy and global professional identity, a qualitative analysis of the data shows that their expert vs. novice roles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Case Studies, Experienced Teachers
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Trujeque Moreno, Eva Estefania; Encinas Prudencio, Fátima; Thomas-Ruzic, Maria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article presents a multi-theoretical model to address processes of "authorship development" in the English as a foreign language teaching profession. Working within a sociocultural perspective of second-language teacher education, the authors examined six experienced nonnative English-speaking teacher-researchers. Perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, English (Second Language), English Teachers
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Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This article analyzes the cultural content in three communicative English as a foreign language textbooks that are used as main instructional resources in the English classroom. The study examined whether the textbooks include elements of surface or deep culture, and the findings indicate that the textbooks contain only static and congratulatory…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Espinar Redondo, Rocío; Ortega Martín, José Luis – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This research has the aim of highlighting the importance of motivation in the process of learning English as a foreign language. For that purpose, some factors that affect motivation are described, using as a starting point the answers obtained from a questionnaire given to students in their fourth year of compulsory secondary education. The main…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Secondary School Students
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Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Dehvari, Najibeh – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
English, particularly regarding a foreign language teachers' professional development, has been studied in depth. However, it is not known how Iranian English as a foreign language teachers perceive continuing professional development. This study explored the perceptions of Iranian English as a foreign language teachers of continuing professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Caicedo, Jefferson – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The present study concerns the activities teachers develop and ninth-graders' participation in responses to those activities. The objectives of this study were to identify and describe the types of teaching activities developed and how students respond to them and to show how the target language is used in the classroom. The data collection was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, English (Second Language), Grade 9
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Macías, Diego Fernando; Sánchez, Jesús Ariel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This qualitative descriptive study aimed to ascertain the extent to which classroom management constituted a problem among pre-service foreign language teachers in a teacher education program at a public university in Colombia. The study also sought to identify classroom management challenges, the approaches to confronting them, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Asomoza, Alejandra Nuñez – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
Content and language integrated learning is an innovative pedagogical approach used in educational institutions worldwide. This study considers information and experiences from various settings in order to explore content and language integrated learning within the Mexican context. This study reports the perceptions of students in a BA program.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Bachelors Degrees, Integrated Activities
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Cote Parra, Gabriel Eduardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The purpose of this action research was to explore the types of interactions that foreign language learners experience while using a wiki as a supporting tool for a face-to-face research course. This design allowed me to play a dual role: first, I studied my own classroom setting and students. Second, I implemented a pedagogical intervention based…
Descriptors: Action Research, Interaction, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology
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Hernández Méndez, Edith; Reyes Cruz, María del Rosario – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
In the case of Mexico, until recently, many universities focused mainly on teaching, but recent changes have led to new appointments in research, administration, and community service. There now seems to be, however, a view of the predominance of research in the academic environment. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to examine and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Departments
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Castro Huertas, Ivon Aleida; Navarro Parra, Lina Jazmín – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
We report on an action research project aimed at developing oral communication in first-graders, using songs as a strategy for young learners to use and enjoy English. It was developed at a Colombian public school over three months. The teacher-researchers attempted to encourage students using simple and amusing songs to help them learn new…
Descriptors: Role, Singing, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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