National Bilingual Program: An Exploratory Study in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia

  • Doris Correa Universidad de Antioquia
  • Jaime Usma Universidad de Antioquia
  • Juan Carlos Montoya Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: National Bilingual Program, language policy in Colombia, education reforms, English instruction, public schools

Abstract

 this research report presents the results of an exploratory study conducted in the Department of Antioquia about the views that National Bilingual Program stakeholders' had of the program itself and of the way it was being implemented in this region. Results from this study suggest that even though stakeholders did not have much information about the program, they did have a lot to say about the actions that the government had taken up to that moment in their localities and of the changes that were required for the program to effectively achieve its objectives.

 Received: 2013-10-16 / Reviewed 2014-04-02 / Accepted: 2014-04-07

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Correa, D., Usma, J., & Montoya, J.C. (2014). El Programa Nacional de Bilingüismo: Un Estudio Exploratorio en el Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. Íkala, Revista de Lenguaje y Cultura, 19(1), 101-116

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Author Biographies

Doris Correa, Universidad de Antioquia

Doris Correa holds a Doctorate Degree in Language, Literacies and Culture from  university of Massachusetts, Amherst. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at Escuela de Idiomas, Universidad de Antioquia, in Medellín, Colombia. Her research interests include language policy analysis, and the application of Systemic Functional Linguistics and socio-critical theories to the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

Jaime Usma, Universidad de Antioquia
Jaime Usma is a teacher educator and researcher at the School of Languages, Universidad de Antioquia. He combines his research, publications, and teaching on foreign language policymaking in different educational settings with an active participation in policy initiatives and professional development programs carried out in his institution and city
Juan Carlos Montoya, Universidad de Antioquia

Juan Carlos Montoya es Licenciado en Lenguas Extrajeras de la Universidad de Antioquia e integrante del Grupo de Investigación Acción y Evaluación en Lenguas Extranjeras (GIAE) de la misma Universidad. Actualmente se desempeña como profesor de la Sección Servicios, del centro de extensión IdiomasUdeA, y del convenio de inglés Supporting English Teachers Inside Schools de la Escuela de Idiomas, Universidad de Antioquia. 

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2014-01-01
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Correa, D., Usma, J., & Montoya, J. C. (2014). National Bilingual Program: An Exploratory Study in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. Íkala, 19(1), 101-116. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/16978
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