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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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Muñoz Julio, Wilfrido; Ramírez Contreras, Odilia – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article is about an Action Research project carried out at a public Institution in Sincelejo, Colombia. The research purpose was to determine the effect of transactional communication strategies (TCS) on pre-service teachers' speaking skill. In a diagnostic stage, problems in the speaking skill were identified then an action stage was carried…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, Bilingualism
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Arias Rodríguez, Gladis Leonor; Roberto Flórez, Eliana Edith – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This article analyzes the effect of working with the abridged version of some novels in order to promote students' communication in English. Two fourth semester English courses, from a private university, were randomly chosen to develop the different activities during one semester. The data was collected through students' written papers, the…
Descriptors: Novels, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Durango Isaza, Diana Carolina; González Marín, Clara Inés; Arias Castaño, Enrique – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This research arose from the need to consolidate a meaningful bilingual methodology for children from three to five years of age from low socioeconomic backgrounds belonging to the public education system, where they could begin learning English and Spanish by means of a bilingual methodology that provides them with the same opportunities as…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Child Development
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Giraldo Mahecha, Fredy Alexander – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
The aim of this article is to analyze the current teaching practices utilized with undergraduate students at a private university in Ibagué-Tolima, who are required to complete Reading Comprehension coursework to obtain their professional degree. Two different methods for Critical Literacy proposed by Clarke and Whitney, and McLaughlin and…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Private Colleges
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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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