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Rodríguez-Bonces, Monica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This article presents the foundations to design a curriculum that integrates music and drama as strategies for the teaching of English as a foreign language. Besides promoting interdisciplinarity, this curriculum seeks to improve the language level of those children attending continuing educational programs at any higher education institution. The…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Guapacha Chamorro, Maria Eugenia; Benavidez Paz, Luis Humberto – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper reports an action-research study on language learning strategies in tertiary education at a Colombian university. The study aimed at improving the English language performance and language learning strategies use of 33 first-year pre-service language teachers by combining elements from two models: the cognitive academic language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Vocabulary Development
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Vaca Torres, Ady Marcela; Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This research study examined how a group of ninth graders enhanced the speaking skill in an English as a foreign language classroom through project-based learning. Data about the experience were collected through field notes, transcripts of learners' oral performance, and one interview. Grounded theory was implemented for data analysis, out of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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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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Diaz Larenas, Claudio; Ramos Leiva, Lucía; Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper reports on a study about the rhetoric, metacognitive, and cognitive strategies pre-service teachers use before and after a process-based writing intervention when completing an argumentative essay. The data were collected through two think-aloud protocols while 21 Chilean English as a foreign language pre-service teachers completed an…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Invention, Metacognition, Cognitive Processes, Essays
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Rojas Serrano, Javier – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
In a Colombian private English institution, a qualitative evaluation system has been incorporated. This type of evaluation poses challenges to students who have never been evaluated through a system that eliminates exams or quizzes and, as a consequence, these students have to start making sense of it. This study explores the way students face the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Qualitative Research, Evaluation Methods, Student Experience
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Peláez, Oscar; Usma, Jaime – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
Drawing on the concept of policy appropriation, this study investigates how different education stakeholders in a rural region of Colombia perceive foreign language education policies, and how these perceptions shape the way they recreate these reforms at the ground level. Contributing to the field of language policy analysis in Colombia and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Case Studies, Educational Change
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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian; García-Laborda, Jesús – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study examines test-takers' views on a computer-delivered speaking test in order to investigate the aspects they consider most relevant in technology-based oral assessment, and to explore the main advantages and disadvantages computer-based tests may offer as compared to face-to-face speaking tests. A small-scale open questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Genc, Zeynep – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the recent trends in foreign language learning through mobile learning. The study was conducted employing document analysis and related content analysis among the qualitative research methodology. Through the search conducted on Scopus database with the key words "mobile learning and foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Sucuoglu, Esen – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of English language teachers teaching at a preparatory school in relation to their knowing and applying contemporary language teaching techniques in their lessons. An investigation was conducted of 21 English language teachers at a preparatory school in North Cyprus. The SPSS statistical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gunduz, Nuket; Ozcan, Deniz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aims to examine students' perception on using the Moodle system in secondary school in English as a foreign language lessons. A mixed method approach was used in this study with qualitative and quantitative research models. The study group consisted of 333 students and 12 English language teachers. The quantitative data were collected…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Hmidani, Thana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study took place at a medical college with 57 Arabic first-year students taking an intensive English course. The aim was to address the problems that learners experience when using the English tenses properly. The didactic model was developed and implemented in the study group only (27 students). Pre-, mid-, and post-tests were administered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Schools
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Valencia Robles, Jeannette de Fátima – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The requirement of holding a diploma which certifies proficiency level in a foreign language is constantly increasing in academic and working environments. Computer-based testing has become a prevailing tendency for these and other educational purposes. Each year large numbers of students take online language tests everywhere in the world. In…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Online Surveys
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Gokaydin, Beria; Baglama, Basak; Uzunboylu, Huseyin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study aims to carry out a content analysis of the studies on language learning of gifted individuals and determine the trends in this field. Articles on language learning of gifted individuals published in the Scopus database were examined based on certain criteria including type of publication, year of publication, language, research…
Descriptors: Gifted, Content Analysis, Second Language Learning, Databases
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Coskun, Abdullah – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of the Pecha Kucha presentation format on English as foreign language learners' public speaking anxiety. The participants were 49 students in the English Translation and Interpretation Department of a state university in Turkey. A pre- and post-test experimental research design was used in…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Public Speaking, Anxiety
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