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Burns, Anne; Westmacott, Anne – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
One of the current challenges facing many universities is how to support teachers in becoming researchers. This article discusses the experiences at a small private Chilean university of a new action research programme that was developed as a vehicle for helping teachers to become involved in research and write a research publication for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Serna-Gutiérrez, José Irineo Omar; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study is an exploration of the life-changing decisions and changes which the participants underwent, and which led them to pursue an education in English language teaching (or languages). The foremost objective of this study was to highlight the critical incidents from the past, present, and teaching practice of transnational students in a BA…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Critical Incidents Method, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ochoa Alpala, Carol Anne; Ortíz García, William Ricardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This research paper reports on the development of oral presentation skills in a 3D virtual world called "Moviestorm" machinima, in contrast with real-life videos. In this way, the implementation of both types of videos sought to promote the improvement of oral communication skills, specifically oral presentations in a foreign language,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Private Colleges, English for Special Purposes
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Giraldo, Frank – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Recently, the applied linguistics field has examined the knowledge, skills, and principles needed for assessment, defined as language assessment literacy. Two major issues in language assessment literacy have been addressed but not fully resolved--what exactly language assessment literacy is and how it differs among stakeholders (e.g., students…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Applied Linguistics
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Banegas, Darío Luis – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper investigates the conceptions of research held by English as a foreign language teachers in Argentina. Quantitative data from 622 participants from an online questionnaire were followed by qualitative data from online interviews with 40 of those participants. Results show that the teachers conceptualised research through conventional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Research, Foreign Countries
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San Martín, María Gimena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study seeks to examine how a supervisor scaffolds the student-teachers' learning-to-teach process in the context of one-to-one tutoring sessions in an English as a foreign language teacher education programme in Argentina. The findings indicate that scaffolding implies two main phases: a diagnostic and an intervention phase. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Education Programs
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Dissington, Paul Anthony – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Studies of second language learning have revealed a connection between first language transfer and errors in second language production. This paper describes an action research study carried out among Chilean university students studying English as part of their degree programmes. The study focuses on common lexical errors made by Chilean…
Descriptors: College Students, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Transfer of Training
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Macías, Diego Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This review examines studies in the area of classroom management in foreign language education. It is organized into three large areas: The first area focuses on the distinctive characteristics of foreign language instruction that are more likely to impact classroom management in foreign language classes. The second area provides a description of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Garzón, Edgar Augusto Aguirre – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper describes a case study research project carried out in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia, with four unlicensed teachers of English as a foreign language. Although the institutional guidelines in the school suggest that teachers should collectively propose changes to shape pedagogical realities, there is evidence of little…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Oss, Débora Izé Balsemão – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Teacher education programs have evolved mostly from the scholarly world's perspective, which can eventually impact the work that practitioners face on an everyday basis, particularly in regard to dealing with their students. This article of reflection addresses aspects related to a Brazilian teacher's personal practical knowledge and the role of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Viáfara, John Jairo; Largo, José David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
Master degree programs have rapidly increased in Colombia to the point where they are one of the most favored options for English teachers seeking to bolster their professional development. This survey study characterizes eighty participants, their five master programs, and their perceptions concerning the influence these graduate courses exerted…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lander, Roderick – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article presents partial results of research exploring links between language teacher identity and queer identity in English language teachers working in Colombia. Three gay male teachers participated in a narrative research project framed within a poststructural perspective on identity. I conducted and recorded semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Banister, Chris – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This study describes a teacher-researcher's experience of scaffolding his business English learners in identifying, formulating, and exploring language learning puzzles using the principles of exploratory practice. Adopting both qualitative and quantitative methods, the teacher-researcher reflected upon the learner-initiated and learner-centred…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Business English, English Teachers, Teacher Researchers
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De la Barra, Erika; Veloso, Sylvia; Maluenda, Lorena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article examines the intervention, through the design and pedagogical implementation of two rubrics based on theory from the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach, to assess the oral competences in English of a group of sophomores in a content subject. The data collection and subsequent analysis included both quantitative…
Descriptors: Intervention, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Balderas, Irais Ramírez; Guillén Cuamatzi, Patricia Maria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper describes college students' writing development process during their foreign language classes throughout a semester. Self and peer correction were implemented to promote error awareness along with the use of an error code and error log in a fifth semester class. The results show that both strategies benefited students' writing skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, College Students, Error Correction, Peer Evaluation
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