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Periñán-Morales, Abel Andrés; Viáfara-González, John Jairo; Arcila-Valencia, José Alexander – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This exploratory case study seeks to examine the role that specific factors exert on the evolution of beliefs in preservice English teachers during their final teaching practicum. Data were collected through reflections, interviews, focus groups, and observations. The findings revealed that three groups of factors affect belief evolution during…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Mahmoodi, Mohammad Hadi; Hosseiniyar, Shiva; Samoudi, Negin – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This correlational study examined the relationship among some English teachers' characteristics and their students' foreign language learning. Eighty-two Iranian high school teachers who taught English completed a battery of questionnaires. The scores of the teachers' students on their final exam were collected as indicators of their English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, High School Teachers
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Ganji, Mansoor; Samani, Farzane Safarzade – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This study investigated Iranian English as a foreign language teachers' attachment styles and possible influential factors such as age, teaching experience, gender, and educational degree. The participants were 108 female and 79 male Iranian English teachers, chosen through convenience and snowball sampling. Using Google forms, a researcher-made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Valle, Liliana; Lorduy-Arellano, Danilsa; Porras-González, Nohora – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This qualitative research study delves into elementary school teachers' beliefs and the potential contribution of reverse mentoring to improve English language teaching for children. The purpose was to explore how elementary in-service teachers' beliefs could be transformed after participating in a reverse mentoring experience. A group of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Cruz-Ramos, María de los Milagros; Herrera-Díaz, Luz Edith – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This manuscript reports on a study carried out at a public university in southeast Mexico aimed to determine whether changes in the instructional design of an online English course benefit students' oral communicative competence. The research followed a quantitative quasi-experimental design that involved two groups of students. One of them took a…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Oral Language, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
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Forero-Mondragón, Alber Josué; Quintero-Polo, Álvaro Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This article reports a study about how the discourse of standard English exercises disciplinary power in five international scholarships programs. This research interest arises from problematizing the discourse of standard English present in the requisite of proficiency certification through so-called valid tests. Adapting Fairclough's critical…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ariza-Quiñones, Kelli Johana; Hernández-Polo, Lizzeth Dayana; Lesmes-Lesmes, Kelly Julie; Molina-Ramírez, Elcy Lorena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This paper reports a collaborative autoethnography on a first teaching practicum at Universidad Surcolombiana. The study aimed at how we, as novice researchers and preservice English as a foreign language teachers, make sense of our teaching experiences in our first teaching practicum using collaborative autoethnography as a research method. The…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Practicums
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Escobar-Alméciga, Wilder Yesid – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
Education in Spain and Latin America has been experiencing an ever-increasing use of English as a medium of instruction at all levels and across curricula. Bringing the vast research-literature into a reflective dialogue is paramount to advancing the discipline and to refining English teaching practices. As such, this literature review…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Jaramillo-Yanquepe, Claudio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This article is a configurative literature review that aims to synthesize available research on English as a foreign language education, undertaken specifically in Chilean high-school settings. Drawing on a pre-COVID-19 research corpus, I identified a limited number of concordant accounts (n = 23) published during the last decade. I used a…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Research
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Sayyadi, Ali – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
The study examined university-level English instructors' assessment training experiences, classroom-based assessment practices, and assessment training needs in Iran. Sixty-eight instructors who were randomly selected through academic social networks filled out a questionnaire. Eight instructors were also interviewed. The results indicated that…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Faculty Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cadavid-Múnera, Isabel Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This article reports the findings of a qualitative interpretive research study that explored the social representations children have about the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language in elementary schools in Medellín, Colombia. Sixty children in first, third, and fifth grades of public and private schools participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Tavella, Gabriela N.; Fernández, S. Carina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This paper reports the findings of a case study carried out in an English for specific purposes class with student tour guides at an Argentinean university. The main objective of this research project was to analyse how the teaching practices in the English language classes favoured intercultural exchanges. Data were gathered through document…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Special Purposes, College Students, Tourism
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Wood-Borque, Paula – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
Films and series are usually consumed in leisure moments, but they can be included in the English as a foreign language classroom as they offer real-life language in context, which can help develop learners' communicative competence. This paper examines how audiovisual materials can promote English acquisition in secondary education and proposes a…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Audiovisual Aids, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Porto, Melina; Pesci, Anahí; Riva, Mariela – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This article describes the trajectories of collaboration experienced by three individuals in three different roles (informant, research assistant, and supervisor) in two research projects about English as a foreign language reading in a higher education context in Argentina. Data come from reflection logs and retrospective narratives written by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Posada-Ortiz, Julia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2022
This article reports on a doctoral research that sought to unveil the identities present in the communities to which four English as a foreign language preservice teachers belong. The study was carried out with a decolonial perspective that included an interepistemic dialogue among narrative inquiry, narrative pedagogy, and the indigenous research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers
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