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    • Designing and implementing content-based courses in english with a non-language faculty at a public colombian university 

      Arismendi Gómez, Fabio Alberto; Díaz Mosquera, Claudia Patricia; Salazar Valencia, Leidy Natalia
      This article reports the findings of an investigation into the experience of a group of eight professors from undergraduate programs in hard sciences who participated in a multi-site study to implement content-based (CB) ...
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    • A study of the dominant type of technique (controlled, semicontrolled and free) of two english teachers from a languages teaching program 

      Gavilán Galindo, Francia del Pilar
      This article shows the process and emerging results from a study held at a private university in Bogotá, Colombia. It aims at describing and interpreting the dominant kind of language teaching technique: controlled, ...
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    • Error analysis in a written composition 

      Londoño Vásquez, David Alberto
      Learners make errors in both comprehension and production. Some theoreticians have pointed out the difficulty of assigning the cause of failures in comprehension to an inadequate knowledge of a particular syntactic feature ...
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    • Motivating students to learn english by responding to their interests and learning styles 

      Moreno Aguilar, Magda
      I observed that students from Barranquillita public school had a great lack of motivation, low interest in learning English and they did not like to interact in English class. They presumed that they could not learn a ...
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    • Improving speaking through role plays and dramatization 

      Cárdenas R., Diana; Robayo Ruiz, María Deisy
      Frequently, in our English classes, we observe our students working on some tasks and some questions come to our minds: Are we using good procedures to teach English?. Are they effective ways to learn English? and in ...
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    • Literacy development in kindergarten 

      Vanegas Rodríguez, Flor Alba
      This project was conducted in order to motivate students of transition grade in Hispanoamericano Conde Ansurez School to read through the use of strategies for story-telling. As the sample for this study, the five students ...
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    • Promoting communication through the english day: an experience after studying an in-service course 

      Vega, Mercedes
      One of the main concerns I shared with other English teachers while taking an in-service course at the Universidad Nacional was that of providing opportunities for students to practice the language. Despite the difficulties ...
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    • Interacting in english through games 

      Ariza Benavides, Emilsen
      A project was conducted in order to encourage oral participation in English through the use of games, with second grade students at Liceo de la Salle School in Zipaquirá. They were between 6 and 7 years old. As the sample ...
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    • Unveiling students’ understanding of autonomy: puzzling out a path to learning beyond the efl classroom 

      Ariza Ariza, Judith Aleida
      This paper aims at reporting a research project on students’ understandings of autonomy evidenced in their learning experiences while in the EFL classroom and outside of it in a Colombian public university. This research ...
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    • English teachers’ beliefs about communicative competence and their relationship with their classroom practices 

      González Peláez, Moravia Elizabeth
      This article describes a research project conducted with two English Teachers from the Extension Program at Foreign Language Department, National University in Bogotá. The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship ...
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    • Journal writing and its benefits in an upper intermediate efl class 

      Castellanos, Judith
      This action research was conducted at Universidad Nacional de Colombia with nine preservice teachers of the Philology and Languages, with Emphasis in English, at the Upper- Intermediate level of English. The study consisted ...
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    • Using adapted material and its impact on university students’ motivation 

      Antonio Duarte, Sergio; Alberto Escobar, Leonardo
      This article reports on the development of research that sought to increase the motivation of a group of students of English at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in Bogotá, by means of the design and implementation of ...
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    • Is colombia ready for “bilingualism”? 

      Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara; Obando Guerrero, Gabriel Vicente
      Currently, the Colombian government is attempting to implement programs such as “Colombia Bilingüe”. The effectiveness of this type of project depends on a number of factors, some of which do not have to do with policies ...
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    • Using rock music as a teaching-learning tool 

      Morales Neisa, Camilo
      The use of rock music in English teaching-learning contexts gains relevance as many of the people involved in them listen to this kind of music. The integration of rock music into language learning can be done if the music ...
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    • The professional development of a facilitator through a study group 

      Sierra Piedrahita, Ana María
      This article presents part of the results of a study that was conducted to observe the professional development of a group of foreign language teacher educators and preservice teachers. The study focused on the knowledge, ...
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    • How teachers' attitudes and methodologies affect students' self-esteem as regards learning the english language. a case study with eighth graders 

      Sarmiento Pérez, Luz Brigith; Sanabria Herrera, Adriana
      A research project was conducted in a public high school in Bogotá, Colombia, with forty high school students of eighth grade. The main purpose of this research was to study teachers’ attitudes towards students and ...
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    • Establishing cross-curricular links between science and english in ninth grade 

      Chala Bejarano, Pedro Antonio; Pedraza Leal, Diana Marcela
      For many years, English has been studied apart from the other subjects in nonbilingual centres, isolating it from other knowledge areas, underestimating its nature as a vehicle for communication. English has thus been ...
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    • From strengths to weaknesses: guiding students in their development of oral skills 

      Ariza Ariza, Judith Aleida
      This article intends to report on a small research project carried out with a group of adult EFL learners at the National University extension program, in Bogotá. Founded on a needs analysis process, some activities based ...
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    • Communicative grammar: analysis of the words “how ever" in the lob corpus 

      Rodríguez R., Elizabeth
      The present analysis of the word however, as a practical rather than theoretical activity, draws on insights from everyday talk and information from both native speakers of English and EFL students as well as from the ...
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