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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 ...
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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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • Narrative research into the possibilities of classroom-generated stories in english teacher education 

      Sarasa, María Cristina
      This paper summarizes a narrative inquiry carried out with forty volunteer undergraduate participants attending the course Overall Communication, in the English Teacher Education Program in the School of Humanities of the ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development. 
    • From awareness to cultural agency: efl colombian student teachers’ travelling abroad experiences 

      Viafara González, John Jairo; Ariza Ariza, Judith Aleida
      Colombian English as a foreign language student teachers’ opportunities to grow as educators through international sojourns do not usually subsume the traditional study and residence abroad goal. This was the case for our ...
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    • Incidental vocabulary learning in second language acquisition: a literature review 

      Restrepo Ramos, Falcon Dario
      This literature review aims to analyze previous studies that address the incidental learning of vocabulary in second language acquisition. The articles included in this literature review look into the understanding of ...
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    • Attitudes and discourse: spanish practitioners’ and undergraduates’ survey results 

      Herrando-Rodrigo, Isabel
      The emergence of English as the international language of communication has increased the attention and concern given its teaching and learning. This survey-based study explores the attitudes of Spanish practitioners and ...
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    • Training in metacognitive strategies for students’ vocabulary improvement by using learning journals 

      Diaz, Itala
      This study examined the effects of metacognitive strategies to help beginning young learners with difficulties increasing and retaining vocabulary. This was a qualitative study in which participants first went through ...
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    • Mexican secondary school students’ perception of learning the history of mexico in english 

      Lara Herrera, Romero
      This article focuses on Mexican students’ perceptions of learning the history of Mexico in English through content-based instruction, which is one of many types of bilingual pedagogical approaches that are now considered ...
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    • Online peer feedback between colombian and new zealand fl beginners: a comparison and lessons learned 

      Tolosa, Constanza; Ordóñez, Claudia Lucía; Alfonso, Tania
      We report on an exploratory study comparing the performance as online tutors of two groups of beginner eleven-year-old students of English in Colombia and Spanish in New Zealand. The native speaker students of the foreign ...
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    • Skype™ conference calls: a way to promote speaking skills in the teaching and learning of english 

      Romaña Correa, Yeferson
      This article presents the results of a research project on the teaching and learning of English through the use of Skype™ conference calls. The research was carried out with a group of 12 English as a foreign language adult ...
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    • A comparison of chinese and colombian university efl students regarding learner autonomy 

      Buendía Arias, Ximena Paola
      This research seeks to gain deeper understanding of learner autonomy in English as a Foreign Language students from different cultures through the identification and analysis of similarities and differences between Chinese ...
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    • First year university students’ use of formulaic sequences in oral and written descriptions 

      Gómez Burgos, Eric
      The present article investigates the use of first year university students’ formulaic sequences in written and oral texts in an English as a foreign language context. The corpus of the study consists of eight descriptive ...
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    • Guidance in reading strategies: a first step towards autonomous learning in a semi-distance education program 

      Aguirre Morales, Jahir; Ramos Holguín, Bertha
      This article aims at sharing the results of a research project focused on guiding students in the use of different reading strategies: reading non- text information, skimming and scanning, using contextual reference, ...
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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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    • Preliminary evaluation of the impact of a writing assessment system on teaching and learning 

      Patricia Muñoz, Ana; Álvarez, Martha E.
      Motivated by the conviction that valid and reliable assessments can foster positive changes in instruction, we implemented a writing assessment system in the adult English program at the Language Center, EAFIT University, ...
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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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    • The development of a novice teacher’s autonomy in the context of efl in colombia 

      Pineda, Diana; Frodden, Cristina
      This article reports the experience of a novice English teacher taking part in a collaborative action research project with a group of children in a bi-national language center in Colombia, where a theme-based approach to ...
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    • Keeping a critical eye on “lexical friends”: cognates as critical pedagogy in pre-service teacher education 

      Mugford, Gerrard
      This research project investigates more productive, critical and reflective ways of teaching cognates and loan words. The main objective of the research is aimed at making teacher trainees aware of different ways of ...
      Universidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN PROFILE Issues in Teachers' Professional Development.