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 How to reference this article: 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 RamírezIDENTIFICACION                          64.564.142FECHA DE NACIMIENTO                        27 -09-1971CIUDAD DERESIDENCIA          SincelejoE-MAIL                                              dianluz927@hotmail.comTELEFONOS                                   310 7166448- 2810416PROFESION                                               DocenteLUGAR DE TRABAJO                  INESA - Institución Educativa Indigena San                                                                 Antonio Abad-TIEMPO DE SERVICIOS              14 añosMUNICIPIO:                                     San Antonio de Palmito                              TITULOS: Lic. Lenguas Modernas- Corp. Unicosta-1994Especialista en Orientación Educativa. y Desarrollo Humano- UNIBOSQUE-1999Development of Linguistic and Pedagogical Competences for E.T- Diploma Course- MEN- UNICordoba –Diplomado de Desarrollo de competencias Linguisticas y Pedagógicas- 2010Especialista en Ética y Pedagogía- Fund. Univ. Juan de Castellano. 2010 (en curso)OTROSGestora Proyecto Cultural  Institucional-INESA 1997 - 2008Gestora 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-  2009Primer 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