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    • Systemic functional linguistics and discourse analysis as alternatives when dealing with texts 

      García Montes, Paula Andrea; Sagre Barboza, Ana María; Lacharme Olascoaga, Alba Isabel
      This article presents a case study research with aims to find out which activities, methodological and textual aspects used in a reading strategies course were causing a group of students difficulties when analyzing ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Making sense of critical pedagogy in l2 education through a collaborative study group 

      Echeverri Sucerquia, Paula Andrea; Pérez Restrepo, Sebastián
      In this article we discuss our experiences in the process of understanding critical pedagogy within an English teachers’ study group which was created for the purpose of learning how to teach language from a critical ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Learning to teach and professional identity: images of personal and professional recognition 

      Fajardo Castañeda, J. Alberto
      This study aims to investigate how pre-service teachers construct their professional identities from the interplay between participation in a teacher community and their systems of knowledge and beliefs. A group of six ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Research culture in higher education: the case of a foreign language department in mexico 

      Hernández Méndez, Edith; Reyes Cruz, María del Rosario
      In the case of Mexico, until recently, many universities focused mainly on teaching, but recent changes have led to new appointments in research, administration, and community service. There now seems to be, however, a ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • “on air”: participation in an online radio show to foster speaking confidence. a cooperative learning-based strategies study 

      Lemos Tello, Nubia Consuelo
      The daily observation of class sessions has enabled me to recognize that students possess a feeling of self-distrust in oral activities. For this reason, I designed a study carried out with a group of twelve eighth graders. ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • The impact of regional differences on elementary school teachers’ attitudes towards their students’ use of code switching in a south texas school district 

      Nava Gómez, Guadalupe Nancy; García, Hilda
      This study focused on investigating whether the teachers’ geographical distribution influences their attitudes towards their students’ use of code switching. The study was guided by the following research question: Are ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Fostering intercultural communicative competence through reading authentic literary texts in an advanced colombian efl classroom: a constructivist perspective 

      Gómez, Luis Fernando
      This article describes an action research experience carried out in an advanced English as a foreign language classroom of the language program at a university in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2010. The study proposes the inclusion ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Using songs to encourage sixth graders to develop english speaking skills 

      Duarte Romero, Mónica; Tinjacá Bernal, Luz Mery; Carrero Olivares, Marilú
      This article contains the procedures and findings of an investigation carried out by a team of teachers with the purpose of motivating students to speak English. We observed students’ lack confidence to talk and that they ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Editorial 

      Cárdenas Beltrán, Melba Libia
      Editorial
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Using a blog to guide beginner students to use adjectives appropriately when writing descriptions in english 

      Lizarazo Jara, Omar Yesid
      Beginner students often have difficulties using adjectives when they write descriptions in English. This article focuses on the procedures used to help my sixth grade students understand and use adjectives in the correct ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Guidelines for contributors 

      Cárdenas Beltrán, Melba Libia
      This journal is led by the PROFILE research group of the Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá campus. It is a publication for teachers of English interested in increasing their ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Systemic functional linguistics and discourse analysis as alternatives when dealing with texts 

      García Montes, Paula Andrea; Sagre Barboza, Ana María; Lacharme Olascoaga, Alba Isabel
      This article presents a case study research with aims to find out which activities, methodological and textual aspects used in a reading strategies course were causing a group of students difficulties when analyzing ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Efl teenagers’ social identity representation in a virtual learning community on facebook 

      Jiménez Guamán, Laura Verónica
      In this article I report the findings of a descriptive and interpretative qualitative study carried out in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. The study aimed at analyzing, describing and exploring teenage students’ social ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Accumulative index of published articles in profile vol. 14 (2012) 

      Cárdenas B., Melba Libia
      Accumulative index of published articles in PROFILE Vol. 14 (2012)
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Editorial 

      Cárdenas B., Melba Libia
      Editorial
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Teaching foreign trade in english through the modalities based on competences and using moodle 

      Correa Díaz, Ana María
      With the new approach to guide the learning process of students with a model based on the development of competences, and in comparison with the traditional lecture-based learning, it is necessary to start working with the ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • The impact of conferencing assessment on efl students’ grammar learning 

      Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Zarghami, Zahra
      This article reports on a study that was carried out in order to examine the impact of conferencing assessment on students’ learning of English grammar. Forty-two Iranian intermediate university students were randomly ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Understanding beliefs, teachers’ beliefs and their impact on the use of computer technology 

      Galvis, Héctor Alejandro
      This theoretical review addresses the construct of beliefs in education and English as a foreign language, and their impact when integrating technology. A thorough definition and categorization of teachers’ beliefs will ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • Teachers’ perceptions about oral corrective feedback and their practice in efl classrooms 

      Hernández Méndez, Edith; Reyes Cruz, María del Rosario
      Corrective feedback has been discussed mainly in second language acquisition contexts, but less has been done concerning corrective feedback in foreign language settings. In this descriptive study, conducted at a Mexican ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • The accented efl teacher: classroom implications 

      Arboleda Arboleda, Argemiro; Castro Garcés, Ángela Yicely
      This article reports the findings of a research study on how significant having a foreign accent is for non-native English as a foreign language teachers and learners at university level. It points out the perceptions that ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development.