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    • Encouraging students to enhance their listening performance 

      Hernandez-Ocampo, Sonia Patricia; Vargas, María Constanza
      Spanish-speaking students constantly complain about the difficulty they have comprehending spoken English. It seems teachers do not often provide them with strategies to alleviate that. This article reports on a pedagogical ...
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    • Autobiographies: a way to explore student-teachers’ beliefs in a teacher education program 

      Durán Narváez, Norma Constanza; Lastra Ramírez, Sandra Patricia; Morales Vasco, Adriana María
      Autobiographies depict with words life stories, personal experiences, and perceptions that allow researchers to deeply understand the way people see life, reflect, and construct meaning out of experiences. This article ...
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    • Reading through esp in an undergraduate law program 

      Arias Rodríguez, Gladis Leonor
      This article presents the results of a study conducted among a group of law students in fift h-level English at a Colombian private university, which analyzed the effects of applying reading through English for Specific ...
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    • Motivation conditions in a foreign language reading comprehension course offering both a web-based modality and a face-to-face modality 

      Lopera Medina, Sergio
      Motivation plays an important in role in education. Based on the ten macro-strategies proposed by Dörnyei and Csizér (1998), this article analyzes the motivation conditions in a foreign language reading comprehension course ...
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    • Collaborative work as an alternative for writing research articles 

      Carvajal Medina, Nancy Emilce; Roberto Flórez, Eliana Edith
      Academic writing in English in our context is a significant aspect that can be innovative when a convergence model of writing stages is used along with collaborative work. This article reports on a study aimed at analyzing ...
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    • The role of genre-based activities in the writing of argumentative essays in efl 

      Chala Bejarano, Pedro Antonio; Chapetón, Claudia Marcela
      This article presents the findings of an action research project conducted with a group of pre-service teachers of a program in modern languages at a Colombian university. The study intended to go beyond an emphasis on ...
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    • Using the dictionary for improving adolescents’ reading comprehension of short scientific texts 

      Becerra Cortés, Ximena
      This paper reports on an innovative and action research project which focused on the use of the dictionary and the prior knowledge of Colombian high school students to improve their reading comprehension of short scientific ...
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    • The role of songs in first-graders’ oral communication development in english 

      Castro Huertas, Ivon Aleida; Navarro Parra, Lina Jazmín
      We report on an action research project aimed at developing oral communication in first-graders, using songs as a strategy for young learners to use and enjoy English. It was developed at a Colombian public school over ...
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    • The impact of different types of journaling techniques on efl learners’ self-efficacy 

      Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Mortazavi, Mahboobeh
      This article reports on an investigation of the impact of different methods of journaling on self-efficacy of learners of English as a foreign language. Sixty upper-intermediate Iranian English language learners were ...
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    • The design of a rubric to evaluate laboratory reports in astronomy: academic literacy in the disciplines 

      Arancibia Aguilera, María Cristina
      A rubric was developed to evaluate laboratory reports written by undergraduate students of astronomy and astrophysics from Universidad Católica de Chile. The process of elaboration, peer validation, and application of the ...
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    • Collaborative project work development in a virtual environment with low-intermediate undergraduate colombian students 

      Salinas Vacca, Yakelin
      This paper reports on an exploratory, descriptive, and interpretive study in which the roles of discussion boards, the students, the teacher, and the monitors were explored as they constructed a collaborative class project ...
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    • Foreign Language Faculty Research-Related Beliefs, Perceptions, and Research Motivation at Three Mexican Universities 

      Reyes-Cruz, María del Rosario; Murrieta-Loyo, Griselda; Perales-Escudero, Moisés Damián
      This paper examines the research self-efficacy beliefs, research motivation, and perceptions of research importance and research obstacles of 100 professors and lecturers of foreign languages at three Mexican universities. ...
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    • Promoting Listening Fluency in Pre-Intermediate EFL Learners Through Meaningful Oral Tasks 

      Córdoba Zúñiga, Eulices; Rangel Gutiérrez, Emerson
      This article reports a study on the implementation of meaningful oral tasks to promote listening fluency in ten pre-intermediate English as a foreign language learners in the English language teaching program at a Colombian ...
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    • Improving L2 Oral Accuracy and Grammatical Range Through Self-Assessment of Video Speech Drafts 

      Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso
      This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three ...
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    • Integrating Assessment in a CLIL-Based Approach for Second-Year University Students 

      De la Barra, Erika; Veloso, Sylvia; Maluenda, Lorena
      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 ...
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    • Foreign Language Planning: The Case of a Teacher/Translator Training Programme at a Mexican University 

      Velázquez, Virna; García-Ponce, Edgar Emmanuell
      The present article reports on a study that set out to investigate the effectiveness of strategies and decisions formulated in foreign language planning to ensure learners’ language achievement in a higher education context ...
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    • “Claim – Support – Question” Routine to Foster Coherence Within Interactive Oral Communication Among EFL Students 

      Arévalo Balboa, Fabiola; Briesmaster, Mark
      This article reports on the results of an action research study that aimed to determine the effect of a thinking routine in the development of coherence in speaking interactions. The study was carried out with two groups ...
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    • Theater for Language Teaching and Learning: The E Theater, a Holistic Methodology 

      Gualdron, Evelyn; Castillo, Edna
      This article reports the findings of a qualitative study based on a long-term application of a theater content-based methodology for L2 learning, supported by professionals in theater and in foreign languages, in The E ...
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    • Language Interaction Among EFL Primary Learners and Their Teacher Through Collaborative Task-Based Learning 

      Suárez Ramírez, Ingrid Rocío; Rodríguez, Sandra Milena
      This article focuses on research carried out in a private school in Bogotá with a group of English as a foreign language fourth-graders. The study aimed to analyze interaction in the English classroom through action research, ...
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    • Self and Peer Correction to Improve College Students’ Writing Skills 

      Ramírez Balderas, Iraís; Guillén Cuamatzi, Patricia María
      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 ...
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