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Camacho Vásquez, Gonzalo; Ovalle, Joan Camilo – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This article is the product of an Action Research study that aimed at demonstrating the effects of videogames on vocabulary acquisition in a group of 15 students from 8th semester of the program of B.A. in English of the University of Tolima. The analysis of results, gathered by vocabulary tests and students and teachers' journals, showed that the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Action Research, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Agudelo, Jose Fabián; Morales-Vasco, Adriana María – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This paper reports the findings of a graduation thesis which intended to identify the effects that Project-Based Learning implementation had on the development of autonomy of a group of tenth grade English language learners and their teacher. In this Action Research study, several instruments were used. An initial questionnaire to confirm…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Personal Autonomy, Grade 10
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Pérez-Gómez, Francisco Antonio; Daza, Carolina Vargas – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This research sets out to unveil the potential enrichment of initial narrative writing processes in a group of EFL 5th graders through the implementation of picture books as useful tools which can be used to shape the natural ability of telling an event or a sequence of events systematically of EFL students at this level. In this qualitative…
Descriptors: Narration, Writing Skills, Picture Books, Writing (Composition)
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Cárdenas, Karen Julio; López Pinzón, Margarita María – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This article presents an action research study. Its purpose was to determine the extent to which the Reciprocal Teaching model (RT), proposed by Palincscar and Brown (1984), impacts tenth grader's English writing skills. The research work included: (1) A diagnostic stage to determine the participant's initial difficulties in regards to their…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Instructional Effectiveness, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
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Han, Turgay; Tulgar, Aysegül Takkaç – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the construct of English as a foreign language (EFL) pre-service teachers' feelings of anxiety before, while, and after experiencing teaching English within a Turkish elementary classroom setting. Specifically, this intrinsic qualitative study investigates the anxiety sources for pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Mosquera, Leonardo Herrera; Castillo, Lilian Cecilia Zambrano – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This paper reports the findings of a study aimed at characterizing the assessment process in an English Language Teacher Education Program (ELTEP, henceforth) at a Colombian public university. Perceptions of teachers and students, revision of some official documents such as course syllabi and test samples, and class observation were used to…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Sevilla Morales, Henry; Chaves Fernández, Lindsay – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This research paper discusses the benefits and implications of bringing authentic assessment into listening comprehension classes. The study was run in 2016 based on a mixed-methods model to research and included 38 college students enrolled in a listening comprehension class at an English Teaching Major (ETM) from the University of Costa Rica…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Montero-Arévalo, Sindy Johana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The present paper puts under examination the effects of Genre Based Approach (GBA) on 9th grade students from a city in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The purpose of the study is to analyze how GBA affects reading comprehension and writing by comparing the students' results before and after the execution of the approach. GBA was implemented in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 9, Reading Comprehension, Literary Genres
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Uribe Enciso, Olga Lucía; Fuentes Hernandez, Sol Smith; Rey Pabón, Andersson Steve – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
When learning English, learners might face a challenging task in mastering pronunciation due to differences in both languages such as sound-to-letter correspondence, size of phoneme inventory, allophonic realization of sounds, place and manner of articulation, among others. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to review both theoretical and…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Spanish Speaking, Pronunciation Instruction, Pronunciation
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Arboleda Arboleda, Argemiro; Castro Garcés, Angela Yicely – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The role of literature as a teaching and learning tool in English as a Foreign Language has long been acknowledged. Literary texts offer teachers opportunities to provide students with authentic materials to heighten their motivation by involving them in challenging Task-Based activities in which they interact with authors and learn about features…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Daniel, Mayra C.; Burgin, Ximena D. – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
Using a reflective exercise designed for this study, Guatemalan educators explored their students' and their own cultural capital. The "cultural capsule exercise" served as a vehicle to bring delicate issues that are difficult to discuss, but that are essential to effective schooling, to reflective conversations. A total of 108 teachers…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Background
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Torres-Rincón, Juan Carlos; Cuesta-Medina, Liliana Marcela – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to determine the factors and conditions that intervene in the implementation of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in diverse Colombian educational contexts. This study was conducted at five private schools from different cities and towns in the country (Bogotá, Chía, Tenjo,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vez López, Enrique; Velázquez, Briseida Jiménez – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This paper examines the perception undergraduate students have, regarding the attributes they have developed in terms of transferable and communicative skills. The goal was to shed light on how undergraduate students, in the context of this research, perceive their graduate profile. This study was carried out at a university school of foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bachelors Degrees, English (Second Language), College Seniors
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Torres-Cepeda, Nancy María; Ramos-Holguín, Bertha – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
This paper reports on the findings of a qualitative narrative study. Its aim was to analyze what student-teachers' narratives unveiled about the construction of their identity as language learners, and the connections made with being future in-service teachers. This study, which was carried out with undergraduate students from a public university…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Rodríguez-Tamayo, Ilba Yaneth; Tenjo-Macias, Lina Maria – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2019
The role of cultural identity in bilingual programs has barely been discussed in regard to second language acquisition (SLA). This research study focuses on providing relevant information that would help in providing more information about the experiences that an elementary student has during the second language learning process in a bilingual…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology), Bilingualism, Immersion Programs
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