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Nuñez-Pardo, Astrid – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This review article addresses tensions, critiques and trends that are still latent in mainstream research on English textbooks that have looked at their intercultural aspects, which need to be explored from the perspective of critical interculturality to resist the instrumental, regulatory, homogenizing and commercial nature of textbooks developed…
Descriptors: Textbooks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mora-González, Carlos Andrés; Anderson, Carl Edlund; Cuesta-Medina, Liliana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study had the objective of analyzing the influence of graphic organizers on the development of written argumentative tasks in a group of sixth-grade Colombian L2 English learners. Learners are increasingly required to analyze information presented in languages other than their first critically to form reasoned opinions and solve…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Persuasive Discourse, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Silva-González, Heidy Erika; Sanabria-Chavarro, Leidy – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper presents a study that looked into the structuring of tasks that may foster oral fluency in an intensive eight-week course with 25 young adult and adult learners of English as a foreign language in a format of tutoring sessions for conversation. The action research involved two teachers and a research advisor, coauthors of this paper.…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Omoera, Osakue Stevenson; Aiwuyo, Oluranti Mary; Edemode, John; Anyanwu, Bibian – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article examined the impact of social media on the writing abilities of Nigerian youths in English, which is the language of mass communication in Nigeria. Deploying cultivation theory of the media, this study used quantitative and qualitative methods to unpack the Nigerian youths' opinions on the impact of the use of social media on their…
Descriptors: Social Media, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, English (Second Language)
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León-Garzón, Rosmery; Castañeda-Peña, Harold – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
Little is known about character education and social skills within a transformative curriculum framework in the L2 classroom. This action research study stems from identifying peer rejection in 7th grade English language classrooms as a social issue hampering English language practices for some students. Four L2 storytelling workshops were…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Values Education, English (Second Language)
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Estacio, Aura María; Cely, Jennyfer Paola Camargo – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article aims at contributing to the ongoing discussion about the English language Supremacy and its influence in the EFL field. The theoretical discussion presented is retrieved from the literature reviewed in the development of the authors' master thesis, where it was possible to identify that there are ideological, economical, and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Olaya, Marian Lissett – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article focuses on how the incorporation of autonomy into university students' learning process improves their English language performance. The participants of this study were 25 students of engineering programs in a public university. Data collection was done through observation, a survey, and a group interview. Two categories that emerged…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tulgar, Aysegül Takkaç – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
The effects of learning environment on language development in general and pragmatic competence have received increasing attention in the last few decades. The existing studies examined the effects of ESL and EFL settings on pragmatic development from a variety of standpoints. Taking these studies as the basis, this comparative case study aimed to…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alexander Aristizábal, Jorge – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper shows how an American International School in Vietnam has been using data and Learning Analytics to find out about students' learning from their assessments and how they use these findings to improve, among other areas, the reading skills of their mostly English as an Additional Language (EAL) student population. The source of data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Schools, English for Academic Purposes, Data Analysis
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Chivata, Yuri Paola; Oviedo, Rocío Cristina – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach that provides students with more time in class to practice or to engage in dynamic tasks to promote active learning. Although the Flipped Learning research has become increasingly popular, limited research has been conducted in Colombia exploring students' perceptions of this approach. This action…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Blended Learning
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Gómez, Luis Fernando – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This case study analyzed how a group of English learners built critical intercultural awareness through the discussion of cultural events as reported in news media such as "The New York Times," the "U.S. News," and "The Telegraph." Learners' critical reflections on controversial social conflicts related to injustice,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Lopera Medina, Sergio Alonso – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper explores self-plagiarism in three different articles that reported results of the same research project on reading in a foreign language. This article follows the qualitative research method and an exploratory case study was used. Results support that both inadequate paraphrasing and adequate paraphrasing were given. Regarding…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Esteban Nuñez, Maria Teresa; Marquez Medina, Adriana; Ortiz Cubides, Jhon Everth – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article reports a pedagogical implementation carried out with pre-intermediate English students, in an English teacher preparation program at a public university in Colombia. This pedagogical implementation aimed to provide this population with a space to enhance their critical thinking skills through the implementation of a variety of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cartoons, Political Attitudes
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Giraldo, Frank; Murcia, Daniel – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
In the field of applied linguistics, for the past fifteen years, there have been discussions about language assessment literacy (LAL)--the knowledge, skills, and principles related to assessing language ability--(Davies, 2008; Fulcher, 2012). However, the field lacks research on the professional development of language teachers, particularly…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Questionnaires
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Rivera Barreto, Adriana Maritza – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper shares the results of a small-scale research project focused on using technology to motivate the use of English. Tenth semester students from a University in Tunja was the target group to develop the project. It also had as an objective to promote a virtual learning environment to boost English as a foreign language. A field diary, an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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