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    • A Basis for the Design of a Curriculum Incorporating Music and Drama in Children’s English Language Instruction 

      Rodríguez-Bonces, Mónica
      This article presents the foundations to design a curriculum that integrates music and drama as strategies for the teaching of English as a foreign language. Besides promoting interdisciplinarity, this curriculum seeks to ...
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    • A Learning Experience of the Gender Perspective in English Teaching Contexts 

      Mojica, Claudia Patricia; Castañeda-Peña, Harold
      Eighteen Colombian English teachers participated in a course with an emphasis on gender and foreign language teaching in a Master’s program in Bogotá. This text describes the design, implementation, and the learning in ...
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    • A Model for the Strategic Use of Metacognitive Reading Comprehension Strategies 

      Gómez González, Juan David
      This paper describes an approach to developing intermediate level reading proficiency through a strategic and iterative use of a discreet set of tasks that combine some of the more common metacognitive theories and strategies ...
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    • Accumulative index of published articles in PROFILE Vol. 17 (2015) 

      Journal, PROFILE
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    • Addressing the Problem of Negative Lexical Transfer Errors in Chilean University Students 

      Dissington, Paul Anthony
      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 ...
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    • Adult EFL Reading Selection: Influence on Literacy 

      Basallo Gómez, Juan Sebastián
      This paper is about the impact of systematic reading selection used to promote English as foreign language learning in adult students. A qualitative action research methodology was used to carry out this project. Ten class ...
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    • Aligning English Language Testing With Curriculum 

      Palacio, Marcela; Gaviria, Sandra; Brown, James Dean
      Frustrations with traditional testing led a group of teachers at the English for adults program at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) to design tests aligned with the institutional teaching philosophy and classroom practices. ...
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    • An Eclectic Professional Development Proposal for English Language Teachers 

      Chaves, Orlando; Guapacha, Maria Eugenia
      This article reports a mixed-method research project aimed at improving the practices of public sector English teachers in Cali (Colombia) through a professional development program. At the diagnostic stage surveys, ...
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    • Analysing Test-Takers’ Views on a Computer-Based Speaking Test 

      Amengual-Pizarro, Marian; García-Laborda, Jesús
      This study examines test-takers’ views on a computer-delivered speaking test in order to investigate the aspects they consider most relevant in technology-based oral assessment, and to explore the main advantages and ...
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    • Analysis of Documents Published in Scopus Database on Foreign Language Learning Through Mobile Learning: A Content Analysis 

      Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Genc, Zeynep
      The purpose of this study is to determine the recent trends in foreign language learning through mobile learning. The study was conducted employing document analysis and related content analysis among the qualitative ...
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    • Anxiety in Language Testing: The APTIS Case 

      Valencia Robles, Jeannette de Fátima
      The requirement of holding a diploma which certifies proficiency level in a foreign language is constantly increasing in academic and working environments. Computer-based testing has become a prevailing tendency for these ...
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    • Argumentation Skills: A Peer Assessment Approach to Discussions in the EFL Classroom 

      Ubaque Casallas, Diego Fernando; Pinilla Castellanos, Freddy Samir
      This paper presents an exploratory action research study carried out by two English as a foreign language teachers in a private, non-profit institution in Bogota, Colombia, with a group of 12 learners in a B1 English course. ...
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    • Bibliometric Indicators and Their Accurate Use in the Ranking of Colombian Journals 

      Cárdenas, Melba Libia; Nieto Cruz, María Claudia
      The Editors briefly discuss the implications of the latest model for the ranking of scientific journals issued by the Colombian research agency, Colciencias.
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    • Challenges in Sustaining a Peripheral Journal 

      Cárdenas, Melba Libia; Nieto Cruz, María Claudia
      We have reviewed the characteristics of Profile to try and decide whether it is a mainstream or a peripheral journal. We have analysed the parameters under which it operates and we can say that these correspond to a ...
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    • Citizenship Education and the EFL Standards: A Critical Reflection 

      Calle Díaz, Luzkarime
      The reconfiguration of geographical and cultural boundaries has caused a growing concern among countries in regard to raising awareness of the importance of educating people to become “citizens of the world.” The language ...
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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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    • Classroom Management in Foreign Language Education: An Exploratory Review 

      Macías, Diego Fernando
      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 ...
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    • Classroom Management: A Persistent Challenge for Pre-Service Foreign Language Teachers 

      Macías, Diego Fernando; Sánchez, Jesús Ariel
      This qualitative descriptive study aimed to ascertain the extent to which classroom management constituted a problem among pre-service foreign language teachers in a teacher education program at a public university in ...
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    • Colombian English Teachers’ Professional Development: The Case of Master Programs 

      Viáfara, John Jairo; Largo, José David
      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 ...
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    • Comparing the Internet Usage of Pre-service Language Teachers With Teachers of Other Subjects: Distance Learning vs. On-Campus Learning 

      Firat, Mehmet; Serpil, Harun
      Teachers play a crucial role in helping individuals gain adequate Internet competency, which requires teachers themselves to be Internet-literate. The purpose of this study is to investigate the Internet use of the distance ...
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