Etnoenglish: Weaving Words, Stories and Life Projects of the Zenú People

  • Diana Luz Jaraba Ramirez autora
  • Adolfo Arrieta Carrascal Universidad de Sucre
Keywords: indigenous communities, etnoenglish, teaching, motivation, learning.

Abstract

Colombian bilingual educative policies aim to develop communicative competences in all schools. However, these policies are rarely functional in multicultural communities, such as indigenous communities. At The San Antonio Abad indigenous school, the teaching of English was irrelevant for the students because they never engaged with learning the language. Due to this problem, an ethnographic study was carried out. This study allows us to integrate the identitarian elements of the community to the teaching and learning process of the English language. The results showed that the cohesive element of the community was the arrow cane weaving process. This permitted the implementation of a set of strategies called Etnoenglish, based on the discourse and interaction patterns related to the weaving craftsmanship process. The implementations of these strategies improved the motivation and English learning among the students.

Received: 03-05-11 / Reviewed: 01-09-12 / Accepted: 01-30-12 / Published: 04-01-12

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Jaraba, D., & Arrieta, A. (2012). Etnoenglish: trenzando palabras, histo- rias y proyectos de vida del pueblo zenú. Íkala, revista de lenguaje y cultura, 17(1), 95-104.

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Author Biography

Diana Luz Jaraba Ramirez, autora

IDENTIFICACION DEL AUTOR

NOMBRE COMPLETO                  Diana Luz Jaraba Ramírez

IDENTIFICACION                          64.564.142

FECHA DE NACIMIENTO                        27 -09-1971

CIUDAD DERESIDENCIA          Sincelejo

E-MAIL                                              dianluz927@hotmail.com

TELEFONOS                                   310 7166448- 2810416

PROFESION                                               Docente

LUGAR DE TRABAJO                  INESA - Institución Educativa Indigena San                                                                 Antonio Abad-

TIEMPO DE SERVICIOS              14 años

MUNICIPIO:                                     San Antonio de Palmito                

             

TITULOS:

 Lic. Lenguas Modernas- Corp. Unicosta-1994

Especialista en Orientación Educativa. y Desarrollo Humano- UNIBOSQUE-1999

Development of Linguistic and Pedagogical Competences for E.T- Diploma Course- MEN- UNICordoba –Diplomado de Desarrollo de competencias Linguisticas y Pedagógicas- 2010

Especialista en Ética y Pedagogía- Fund. Univ. Juan de Castellano. 2010 (en curso)

OTROS

Gestora Proyecto Cultural  Institucional-INESA 1997 - 2008

Gestora proyecto EL sombrero Vueltiao más Grande –San Antonio de Palmito-2009.

Ponente: “Un sombrero tan Grande como el Corazón de los Colombianos” Foro Cultural: Feria del Sombrero Vueltiao- Sampués  27-12-  2009

Primer Puesto Experiencia Significativa: Ethnoenglish: Trenzando palabras, historias y proyectos de vida - San Antonio de Palmito- 14-05- 2010

-Ponente: Ethnoenglish: Trenzando palabras, historias y proyectos de vida -Foro Deptal - Sincelejo  28-14- 2010.

 -Ponente: Ethnoenglish: Trenzando palabras, historias y proyectos de vida.

 I Foro Indígena Caribe- ESAP-Cartagena 4y5 -06- 2010

 

-Ponente:    Ethnoenglish: Trenzando palabras, historias y proyectos de vida-en el III INTERNATIONAL  SEMINAR ON FOREING LANGUAGE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-Universidad de Antioquia-agosto 4,5 y 6, 2010.

 

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Published
2012-04-01
Section
Theoretical Articles