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Arias-Cepeda, Carlos; Rojas, Sandra – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2017
The aim of this article is to report the partial findings resulting from a phenomenological study that intends to document the theoretical and empirical sources to inform a curricular proposal for the linguistic component of a major on bilingual education. From the theoretical point of view, this paper will present several perspectives about…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Metalinguistics, Student Teachers, Linguistics
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Burgin, Ximena; Daniel, Mayra – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2017
This article presents a case study focused on the pedagogy of nine English language teachers' pedagogy in Ecuador. The significance of this study is its potential to inform practitioners, teacher educators, and policymakers in countries where teachers need to be prepared to teach in multilingual settings, such as Ecuador. Data analyses of nine…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Urban Schools
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Vásquez, Gonzalo Camacho – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2017
A reflection about two classroom experiences is presented in the attempt to incorporate the Logic of Sense into the notion of inquiry for learning. The author used the method of Experimentation introduced by Deleuze and Guattari, who based its principles on philosophical conceptions by Baruch Spinoza. The first experience is conducted with…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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Marulanda Ángel, Nora Lucía; Martínez García, Juan Manuel – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2017
The demands of the academic field and the constraints students have while learning how to write appropriately call for better approaches to teach academic writing. This research study examines the effect of a multifaceted academic writing module on pre-service teachers' composition skills in an English teacher preparation program at a medium sized…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Preservice Teachers, Academic Discourse, Syntax
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Celis Nova, Jonnathan; Onatra Chavarro, Clara Isabel; Zubieta Córdoba, Any Tatiana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2017
The following paper seeks to develop a proposal, observing to what extent educational videos and affective learning can strengthen vocabulary in an EFL setting. This action research study was done with fifth grade students belonging to a public school, who showed a low degree of motivation in the English class, making it difficult to acquire the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Maíz Arévalo, Carmen – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2017
University lectures are by far the most common method of teaching at Spanish universities. More recently, however, this knowledge transmission has become increasingly interactive. Students' participation and verbal output becomes especially important in classes where the language of instruction is not the students' mother tongue but a second or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Velasco Tovar, Ender – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
This action research study investigates the effectiveness of a model based on the theory of systemic text analysis for the teaching of EFL writing. Employing students' pieces of writing and a teachers' survey as data collection instruments, the writing performance of a group of monolingual intermediate level adult students enrolled on a private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Velásquez, Edna – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
The basic questions that guide this study are: (a) what percentage of vocabulary from a passage would a Spanish learner need to know to demonstrate "adequate" (a score of 70 out of 100) comprehension of it? And, (b) what type of curve would best describe the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension? Fifty-three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Spanish, Heritage Education
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Newsom-Ray, Amelia Chloe Caroline; Rutter, Sarah Jane – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
This project adds to the growing body of empirical research focusing on the effects of task-based learning (TBL) on second language acquisition. Through the design and implementation of two business English case studies, in which learning was scaffolded through a sequence of tasks, the authors argue that a TBL approach to language teaching more…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guerrero Moya, María Eulalia; Muñoz Ortiz, Liliana; Niño Díaz, Ana María – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
This action research study explored the effects of an intervention linking both culture and citizenship in a tenth-grade English language class, and aimed at finding evidence of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) skills through the writing of narrative texts in English. Participants were 75 tenth-grade students, between the ages of 14…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 10, Intercultural Communication
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Liu, Yi-Fen Cecilia – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
This reflective study explores a different perspective of intercultural communicative competency (ICC) by focusing on the speech acts that nonnative speakers of Spanish from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds find difficult to perform competently in various contexts in Colombia. This article covers a qualitative case study using…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Speech Acts, Spanish
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Carrero Pérez, Nubia Patricia – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
Task based learning (TBL) or Task based learning and teaching (TBLT) is a communicative approach widely applied in settings where English has been taught as a foreign language (EFL). It has been documented as greatly useful to improve learners' communication skills. This research intended to find the effect of tasks on students' spoken interaction…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Grade 10
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Han, Turgay; Okatan, Semih – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine ninth grade EFL students' experiences and attitudes towards classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards (IWB). The data were collected with a questionnaire about attitudes towards IWB use in EFL classes, and observations from three different classrooms in three different high schools. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Roberto Flórez, Eliana Edith; Arias Rodríguez, Gladis Leonor – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
This article is the result of a research study that examined teachers and undergraduate students' stereotypes about English teaching and learning processes at a private university in Tunja, Colombia. The research was carried out with six English teachers and twenty undergraduate students from first and second semesters. The instruments used to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Rodríguez-Bonces, Mónica; Ortiz, Kris – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2016
In Colombia, many institutions are in the firm quest of virtual learning environments to improve instruction, and making the most of online tools is clearly linked to offering quality learning. Thus, the purpose of this action research was to identify how the Cognitive Apprenticeship Model enhances online collaborative learning by using a chat…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation
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